The U.S. Coast Guard says a search has been going on through the night for a 46-year-old man who fell from a cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. The passenger from Navigator of the Seas fell overboard in the early hours of Sunday. The man has been named as David Mossman from Texas, U.S.
The Coast Guard based at Key West received a message from the Royal Caribbean ship at around 3 am. The Coast Guard posted “Mossman who fell approximately 100 feet from the 10th deck of the cruise ship into the water 36 nautical miles south of Carysfort Reef Light. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued and the Coast Guard Cutter Gannet was launched to begin searching for Mossman.”
So far the Coast Guard has searched 946 square nautical miles and we’re expecting another update shortly.
Cruise Law News is reporting of a person who has gone overboard Navigator of the Seas, the cruise ship is operated by Royal Caribbean. Nothing official has been stated but from what we can tell the guest went overboard at night on March 4 just hours before the ship’s arrival into Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The site went on to mention “Passengers on the ship are stating that there was an Oscar, “Oscar, Oscar” announcement around 11:00 P.M.” As soon as crew were aware a passenger was overboard, rescue operations were launched. The U.S. Coast Guard have also been searching the area but sadly the person has not been found.
According to Cruise Critic the passenger was a male and may have been involved in a marital dispute onboard. Navigator of the Seas was also involved in the search and as a result passengers scheduled to board the cruise today have been slightly delayed. The next scheduled cruise is a 8-night eastern Caribbean cruise.
The 142,000 gross ton cruise ship was coming to the end of a 6-night western Caribbean cruise. Navigator of the Seas can carry over 3,100 passengers at double occupancy. Our thoughts go out to the mans family and loved ones during this difficult time.