A crew member is overboard and missing from one of the world’s largest cruise ships Harmony of the Seas. The U.S. Coast Guard is involved in a search operation in the Caribbean.
Missing Harmony of the Seas Crew Member
The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting that 20-year-old Arron Hough who is a crew member and from the United Kingdom went missing yesterday on Christmas day.
The crew member apparently went overboard Harmony of the Seas which is one of the world’s largest cruise ships and operated by Royal Caribbean.
He went overboard when the Oasis-class vessel was around 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in the eastern Caribbean. The Coast Guard using an airplane and cutter to search the region for him during what must be a very difficult time for his family, friends and fellow crew members on the cruise ship.
Harmony of the Seas is currently sailing a 7-night eastern Caribbean itinerary which departed Port Everglades, Florida on December 23. The vessel’s first port of call is at St. Maarten today, December 26 so the crew member went missing while the ship was sailing towards the well-known cruise destination.
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A Call at San Juan, Puerto Rico is scheduled for tomorrow, December 27 and then Labadee, Haiti on December 28. The vessel is set to arrive back at its homeport in Fort Luaderdale on December 30.
This is developing news so will be updating this post once more updates are released. Our thoughts go out to everyone worried about Arron Hough and we do hope he is found safe and sound.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 226,960 gross tons and has a guest capacity of over 5,400 at double occupancy along with 2,100 hard working crew members.
We recently posted about a missing passenger from Carnival Fantasy just days ago and last month a guest also went missing from Adventure of the Seas.