There are reports that a female passenger has gone missing from the MSC Magnifica cruise ship today, August 19th.
According to local sites the passenger went missing on Wednesday morning. By the time the woman was known as missing the MSC Magnifica had already sailed for some time towards Turkey in the Aegean Sea. The woman is believed to have gone overboard. The Greek Coast Guard launched a search near the islands of Kea and Kythnos. Local reports also state that a search is being done near the coast of Chios towards the north.
MSC Magnifica was sailing from Katakolon, Greece to Izmir, Turkey which is part of a seven nights Mediterranean cruise that departed Italy on August 17th. MSC Magnifica is a 92,400 gross ton vessel and can carry 2,500 passengers at double occupancy.
Cruise Hive has contacted the cruise line for further details and will update this post once we know more.