A crew member has gone missing from Liberty of the Seas and the U.S. Coast Guard is searching the area.
The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching after a 39-year-old Filipino crew member went missing from the Royal Caribbean ship on Monday morning. According to the Coast Guard, the crew member was last seen on CCTV footage at around 1:30 AM Monday. The ship’s crew then notified the Coast Guard at around 4:30 AM.
It is believed the crew member is overboard and the Coast Guard is searching 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. No doubt the ship’s crew had already completed a search onboard. Several assets are involved in the search including an Ocean Sentry airplane, Coast Guard Cutter Manowar and a patrol boat based in Galveston. It has already been over 24 hours and if the crew member is not found soon it is likely the search will be suspended.
Liberty of the Seas is a 154,400 gross ton vessel and among the largest in the world. The ship is sailing a week-long Western Caribbean cruise, at the time the crew member went missing the ship was already on its way towards the first port of call of Cozumel, Mexico. Liberty of the Seas is scheduled to arrive back at its homeport of Galveston on April 30.
Another crew member recently went missing from Navigator of the Seas while in port. We posted about this in the hope of finding her.