Symron Santana Almeida, 33, a engine room crew member from Cuncolim, India was reported missing from Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Inspiration while the cruise ship was sailing from Mexico to Los Angeles on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Almeida was from Cuncoli, India and went to Goa University, his current residence is listed as Goa, India.
Almeida had hundreds of friends on social media many of them worked in maritime careers. His friends including more than 40 crew members from Carnival Cruise Lines, as well as others from AIDA Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Viking Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. One of those friends may have a clue to what happened to the missing engine room crew member. [Contact Cruise Bruise]
Carnival Inspiration Captain Vincenzo Miele wrote in a letter to crew said, “I would like to share with you an update regarding one of our valued team members, Symron Santana Almeida, Wiper from our Engine team who was reported missing yesterday evening.
We started an immediate vessel wide search on board for Symron, and as you know, this search continued today into the early hours of the afternoon. The man overboard cameras were also reviewed and none of the footage captures a person falling in the water. As per our protocols, our onboard investigation continues, and as of this time, unfortunately, Symron has still not been found. All appropriate authorities and our Corporate Office have been notified.
Our CareTeam has been in contact with Symron’s mother and brother and we continue to provide every possible support to his family back in India.
We are saddened by this unfortunate turn of events and ask that you kindly join me in keeping Symron and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the management team. We will keep you informed of any further developments.”
Carnival Inspiration left Long Beach, California on Monday, November 6 2017 for a 4-night cruise. Carnival Inspiration then called at Ensenada, Mexico the next day and was in port from 0800 hours until 1800 hours before returning to Long Beach on Friday. Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess was also in port at Ensenada during the same hours that day.