Cruise News Norwegian Cruise Line Passenger Missing After Going Overboard Norwegian Cruise Ship

Passenger Missing After Going Overboard Norwegian Cruise Ship

Affiliate Disclaimer

New Construction Photos of Delayed Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

New construction photos have been released of Odyssey of the Seas which has reached a milestone at Meyer Werft.

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line Team Up for New Health Protocols

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line are collaborating to introduce new health and safety standards across their fleets.

Looks Like a Sad Ending for the Pullmantur Cruise Ships

Looks like a sad ending for the Royal Caribbean-owned Pullmantur cruise ships as they are set to be scrapped.

New Guest and Crew Health Monitoring Tech Could Come to Major Cruise Lines

Cruise lines are working on implementing new health protocols to resume sailings and there is a new cruise passenger & crew health monitoring system that could be coming to help them out.

UPDATE:

Norwegian Cruise Line has now sadly stated that the search for the overboard passenger from the Norwegian Epic has been called off.

The cruise line already said the missing guest was a 63-year-old female from Korea which means early reports of an America teenage are incorrect.

Here is the statement which NCL tweeted:

Early morning on June 8, a 63-year-old Korean female guest went overboard while the ship was sailing from Cannes, France to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. As soon as the report was made, the authorities were notified and a search and rescue operation ensued.

The search has now ceased, and sadly, the guest has not been found. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family during this difficult time.

PREVIOUSLY:

A teenage passenger has gone overboard the Norwegian Epic cruise ship during a Meditteranean cruise. A port of call has also been canceled.

Teenager Overboard Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed that an adult passenger has gone overboard the Norwegian Epic cruise ship while en route to Spain. According to passengers on the current cruise, the missing guest is a female teenager from the United States.

The cruise line confirmed the reports via Twitter and stated that a search by local authorities is currently underway. The guest went overboard early morning on June 8 in the Mediterranean. Guests have also been trying to spot the missing teenager throughout the day but sadly the person has not yet been found.

The large NCL ship has maintained position around 200 miles from Cannes in the French Riviera and a scheduled call to Palma de Mallorca, Spain has been canceled.

According to a passenger who told the Weather Channel, the captain has asked people to head out to the open deck to help look for her in the water. It was also mentioned the teenager’s parents went to bed at 1:00 AM and the following morning noticed she was missing. After checking CCTV footage she was last seen going into her cabin.

The 155,800-ton cruise ship is currently sailing a 7-day western Mediterranean voyage which departed her homeport in Barcelona on June 2. The ship is now expected to head straight back to the homeport in Spain with a scheduled arrival on Sunday. It does depend on how long the vessel continues to be involved in the search effort.

Also Read: What Happens During a Cruise Ship Overboard Alarm?

It is a very worrying time indeed and our thoughts go out to the teenagers family and friends during this very difficult time. We still have hope she is found.

The Norwegian Epic has a passenger capacity of over 4,100 at double occupancy and joined the fleet in 2010.

Norwegian Epic at Sea

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Norwegian Epic at Sea
9K Shares
9K Shares
Share via
Copy link