Male Cruise Ship Passenger Overboard Off Virginia

Male Cruise Ship Passenger Overboard Off Virginia
Male Cruise Ship Passenger Overboard Off Virginia
Male Passenger Overboard Near Chincoteague Island Viirginia
Male Passenger Overboard Near Chincoteague Island Viirginia

On Friday the 13th of April, 2018,  a male cruise ship passenger, age 24,  from a Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ship went overboard (see video below).

Anthem of the Seas was returning to Bayonne, New Jersey  from a 7-night Caribbean cruise when the passenger went overboard 65 miles offshore from Chincoteague, Virginia about 3:30 p.m ;  the passenger went overboard from the jogging track located on Deck 15.

Anthem of the Seas made port calls at Port Canaveral, Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas before returning to Bayonne this morning.

The ship was originally circling around looking for him, Norwegian Gem and  the United States Coast Guard also searched for the passenger without results.

The Coast Guard searched for signs of the man with the use of a helicopter, airplane and cutter boat since Friday. The U.S. Navy had also assisted in the search.

Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said the search was called off at 11:02 a.m. Saturday.

Royal Caribbean has released a statement that reads, “We are sorry to report that a guest on board Anthem of the Seas was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was en route to Cape Liberty, New Jersey.”

When the name of the passenger is known, the case will be added to our Cruise Ship Missing database and if he’s not found alive, he will be added to the Cruise Ship Deaths website.

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Video:Man Overboard Tragedy – Anthem Of The Seas – Royal Caribbean – 13th April 2018

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