Cruise passengers see man overboard

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It’s pretty near impossible to fall accidentally from a cruise ship into the sea. When there’s a report of a “man overboard,” which happens occasionally, the chances are it will have been a deliberate act or the result of stupidity, like the couple last year who were using the rail of their balcony as a sex aid.
A 39-year-old man disappeared off the Norwegian Sky this weekend as the ship sailed from Miami towards the Bahamas, and his fall was witnessed by people in his own cabin.
A statement from Norwegian Cruise Lines says the 39-year-old man was seen to go overboard at about 3.00 am on Saturday.
“A male guest was reported overboard from Norwegian Sky by occupants of his stateroom who witnessed the incident,” the statement says. “The ship immediately began a search and rescue operation and notified relevant authorities.”
The US Coast Guard, who scoured a 500-square mile area of sea, called off the search, saying there was no reasonable expectation the man would be found alive.
The Norwegian Sky, on a three-day cruise, arrived late in Nassau, and had to abandon a planned call at NCL’s private beach resort of Great Stirrup Cay

By | 2009-04-20T15:12:28+00:00 20 April 2009|Cruise News|0 Comments

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