Holland America Line Cruise Ship Westerdam Overboard Friday The 13th – On Friday the 13th of July, 2018, around 1600 hours a male passenger, age 69, who was in cabin #4177 was reported missing by his wife after he missed a medical appointment aboard Holland America Line ship Westerdam (see May video below). The passenger was later determined to have gone overboard in Bartlett Cove, Alaska.
The National Park Service suspended its search Saturday evening for the passenger who reportedly went overboard Friday morning in Bartlett Cove, according to a National Parks Service (NPS) news release.
Preliminary review of CCTV footage indicates the man went overboard early Friday morning, according to Sally Andrews, a vice president of public relations with Holland America Line.
Andrews released a statement Sunday on behalf of the company saying that “our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”
Westerdam cabin #4177 is a Deluxe Stateroom with Private Verandah on the Upper Promenade Deck. The cabin is located in the Aft (back) section of the ship has 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212–359 sq. ft. including verandah.
Westerdam is on a 7-night Alaskan cruise, which embarked from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at 1630 hours on Sunday July 8 and is due to return Sunday July 22 after calls at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Seward and Glacier Bay National Park.
Video: Alaska Cruise May 6-13, 2018