A passenger from the Carnival Victory cruise ship has gone missing after reportedly going overboard the ship while sailing in the Caribbean.
Passenger Missing from Carnival Victory
The U.S.Coast Guard is searching for an overboard passenger from the Carnival Victory cruise ship. The 26-year-old man apparently went overboard when the vessel was located 35 miles south of Islamorada, Florida on Friday.
According to a journalist who posted on twitter and is a passenger on the current voyage, the ship crew searched the entire ship. A photo of the man was also put on the internet TV network. Carnival Victory did turn around to begin a search operation for the yet to be named passenger.
According to the cruise line, this man is missing. An intense search is underway right now. We have turned around. #Carnival #MissingPerson pic.twitter.com/OcMppQJ3SY
— Kimberly Wyatt (@tv_leader) December 14, 2018
Carnival Victory which is operated by Carnival Cruise Line was coming to the end of a 4-night western Caribbean cruise which departed PortMiami, Florida on December 10. The itinerary included calls in Key West and Cozumel before heading back to her homeport.
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The ship was sailing towards Miami when the man went overboard. Now updates just yet about any delay with the vessel arriving back into her homeport today. It really depends when the Coast Guard can release the ship from searching.
Three Coast Guard assets are currently active in the region and searching including a Dolphin helicopter, ocean sentry and cutter vessel We hope the man is found safe and our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this very worrying time.
We last posted about a cruise ship overboard related to Carnival back in May when a 50-year-old man went missing and was never found during a Caribbean cruise.
Carnival Victory is a 101,500 gross ton ship which has a guest capacity of over 2,700 at double occupancy.