A search is currently underway for a woman who went overboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship which is based out of New Orleans. The cruise ship is operated by Carnival Cruise Line and some details have already been released by the cruise line on this worrying news.

A statement released by Carnival to the media states that a 44-year old woman was seen going overboard the Carnival Triumph while the ship was at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. This happened on Sunday night.

A search effort has been launched for the overboard passenger and the Carnival Care team is supporting family and friends during this very difficult time. Carnival Cruise Line has also stated that all the appropriate authorities have been notified.

We could never imagine what the family is going through, no details of exact time or from where on the ship the woman went overboard. She “was seen going overboard,” this could be due to a witness or on the security CCTV system.

Carnival Triumph was on the second day of a 5-night western Caribbean cruise. At the time the ship was sailing from its homeport of New Orleans to the first port of call of Cozumel, Mexico. The Carnival cruise ship is scheduled to arrive back in the United States on January 25, 2018.

Carnival Triumph has been in the news for two reasons recently, first regarding the ship failing its USPH inspection and then again for offering newly mixed itineraries in 2019. The ship is 101,500 gross tons and can carry over 2,700 guests at double occupancy. Also just over the weekend, we reported about another Carnival guest who sadly died after falling from her balcony on Carnival Elation while at sea.

This is developing news and we’ll update this post if any new details are released. Our thoughts go out to the woman loved ones and friends.