Cruise News Royal Caribbean Search For Man Who Jumped Overboard Independence of the Seas Suspended

Search For Man Who Jumped Overboard Independence of the Seas Suspended

Affiliate Disclaimer

Royal Caribbean Makes Changes to Cruises in 2021

Royal Caribbean has announced changes to cruises for summer 2021. The updates impacts sailings in Europe and the Caribbean.

Carnival Cruise Line Details Mardi Gras Grand Central Atrium

Carnival Cruise Line has showcased its stunning new Grand Central Atrium on the new Mardi Gras that will debut in February 2021.

Princess Cruises Confirms Sale of Two Ships to Undisclosed Buyers

Carnival-owned Princess Cruises has confirmed the sale of two cruise ships to undisclosed buyers.

Cruise Line Announces Record-Setting Bookings

Oceania Cruises has some good news for the industry with its Labor Day promotion setting a record in its cruise bookings.

The search for a passenger who jumped overboard Independence of the Seas on Thursday has now been suspended.

The U.S Coast Guard has stopped searching 22-year-oldĀ Nathaniel Skokan since he jumped overboard the Royal Caribbean ship in the early hours on Thursday morning. The passenger jumped from deck 12 and a search operation was launched by authorities and the cruise ship but sadly he has not been found.

Chris Eddy, search and rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th District, said:

“We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Skokan”

“The decision to suspend a search is never easy, and it is made with great care and consideration.”

The search was called off at 5:44 PM on Friday after the Coast Guard spent 38 hours searching the region covering approximately 4,574 square miles. Air and sea crews were involved in the search effort and so was Independence of the Seas until it was released and continued back to its home port.

TheĀ 154,400 gross ton vessel is based out of Port Everglades, Florida and was coming to the end of a 6-day Western Caribbean cruise.

Independence of the Seas

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Independence of the Seas
84 Shares
84 Shares
Share via
Copy link