Passenger ‘goes overboard’ on voyage from Ireland to Florida

Cruise passenger ‘goes overboard’ in the Atlantic on voyage from Ireland to Florida as British coastguard joins search operation

  • MS Amsterdam left Glengariff, in County Cork, yesterday evening and bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Woman went missing at  1.30am and ship was turned around to search for her
  • Passenger Maria Luciano Hernandez later said search had been ‘discontinued’ after ‘many hours’ 

A woman travelling on a cruise ship from Ireland to Florida is feared to have gone overboard after going missing. 

The ship, MS Amsterdam, was turned around by the captain to search for the woman after she did not report to a boat-wide call out yesterday.

The ship left Glengariff, in County Cork, Ireland, on Tuesday evening and was headed to Fort Lauderdale, in Florida.

A woman travelling on the MS Amsterdam cruise ship (pictured in Sydney) from Ireland to Florida is feared to have gone overboard after going missing

She went missing at around 1.30am.

One passenger revealed that the missing woman ‘either fell or jumped off the ship just off the coast of Ireland’, Cruise Law News reported.

Maria Luciano Hernandez, who was on the ship, said on Facebook yesterday morning that passengers had been informed by the captain that coast guards were looking for the passenger.

The ship was turned around 400km from the Irish port of Glengariff after the woman went missing

Maria Luciano Hernandez, who was on the ship, said on Facebook yesterday morning that passengers had been informed by the captain that coast guards were looking for the passenger

She said all passengers had been accounted for when the ship left Ireland.

‘Rough seas! Woman missing (overboard?)! Captain Mercer turned Amsterdam around to look for her because no response after Captain’s call,’ she said. 

‘Yesterday was our last port of call. All accounted for last night. Pray we find her aboard ship asleep somewhere!’

She added yesterday afternoon that the search for the woman by coastguard had been ‘discontinued’ after ‘many hours’

She added yesterday afternoon that the search for the woman by coastguard had been ‘discontinued’ after ‘many hours’. 

‘Captain Mercer just informed us that the search for our missing passenger, jointly conducted with the assistance of emergency marine operations from various countries has been discontinued after many hours,’ she wrote. 

‘It is unlikely that given the weather conditions of rough seas and chilly waters the passenger would have survived after so many hours of search. Requiem in pace,’ she added. 

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