We are sad to report that the search for the male passenger has been called off. The U.S. Coast Guard said “We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and all that have been affected by this tragedy,”
It’s being reported that a passenger has gone overboard the world’s largest class cruise ship.
A 35-year-old male who was cruising onboard Oasis of the Seas went overboard the large ship at approximately 1 a.m this morning. The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching 80 nautical miles northeast of Mayaguana, Bahamas. The U.S. Coast Guard said “The cruise ship launched two small boats to begin searching for the male who was last seen wearing a pink shirt and white shorts.”
#BreakingNews USCG crews searching for 35-year-old man in the water 80 nm north of Mayaguana, Bahamas.
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) November 6, 2015
A shocking video was posted of the man trying to pull himself up after jumping from the ship where he landed on one of the lifeboats. The man then fell into the ocean after holding on and other passengers trying to pull him back onboard. The video which was posted to YouTube was later removed by the original user. You can see the video posted by another user below:
Oasis of the Seas is coming to the end of a 7-night eastern Caribbean cruise which is expected back at its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 7. The ship was sailing back towards Florida at the time the passenger went overboard. The ship which was the first built-in its class is 220,900 gross tons and can carry 5,400 passengers at double occupancy.
Cruise Hive will keep readers updated on this breaking news. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the man at this time.