Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Ship Passenger Overboard – On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, a passenger aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship Seven Seas Mariner went overboard on the first night of the cruise. At the time, Seven Seas Mariner was in U.S. waters, just north of Cape Flattery, at the northwestern tip of Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula.
The American citizen passenger was described as a 73-year-0ld husband who was sailing with his wife. The man’s wife says she was awakened around 0400 hours by a breeze coming from an open balcony door. There was no sign of her husband.
Seven Seas Mariner’s captain said a ship video showed the passenger apparently jumping from the 8th-deck balcony at 4:15 a.m. However, United States Coast Guard Pacific Northwest said in a tweet that there is “no indication of why the individual went overboard”.
Seven Seas Mariner’s Captain Serena Melani, 42, from Croatia, was named the first female Captain in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet on March 4, 2016.
Two search helicopters and three rescue boats searched the nearby water. A Coast Guard helicopter crew recovered the body from the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. He was transferred to local emergency medical personnel waiting on shore and then was taken to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for treatment. A doctor at Olympic Medical Center pronounced the passenger dead.
An investigation is underway. The U.S. investigation could examine issues including the cruise ship’s initial response to the man overboard, but Canadian officials will lead the investigation, in part because the vessel’s next ports of calls were in Victoria and Vancouver.
Seven Seas Mariner embarked from Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday, July 10, with port calls at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and Seward, Alaska.
When and if the name of the passenger is known, he will be added to the Cruise Ship Deaths website.
About Seven Seas Mariner
Seven Seas Mariner is the second oldest of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships. The 48,075-ton, 700-passenger cruise ship Seven Seas Mariner was the first 100% balcony 100% suite cruise ship in the world. Seven Seas Mariner received a bow-to-stern refurbishment, including elegant new suite designs and completely renewed elegant guest spaces.
Compass Rose restaurant is the main dining room on Seven Seas Mariner. It functions on an open seating basis and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner without set dining assignments. La Veranda is ship’s daytime buffet, serving breakfast and lunch. In the evening it is transformed into a bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine. The specialty steak house Prime 7 is free of charge but requires reservations for dinner. Dinner is served alfresco on Mariner’s pool deck at least once during each cruise. Another choice for casual lunch is the poolside grill. Dinner can be ordered from the MDR menu during restaurant hours to be served en suite.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises signature (standard) all-inclusive package includes wines, spirits, soda, water, unlimited internet, free shore excursions, prepaid gratuities, pre-post cruise hotel stays and transfers. The air-inclusive cruise deals involve international flights leaving from 26 cities (USA and Canada), regardless of the suite category booked.
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