Amsterdam Cruise Ship Passenger Overboard NE Atlantic – On Wednesday May 8, 2019, a female cruise ship passenger, 69, who was sailing aboard Holland America Line cruise ship MS Amsterdam cruise ship went overboard in the Atlantic as Amsterdam was sailing on a 113-day world cruise from Glengariff, Ireland to Port Everglades, Florida.
According to Facebook posts by Maria Luciano Hernandez, a retired professor who lives in Pennsylvania, the cruise ship’s captain turned his vessel around to search for the missing woman in rough seas after she did not respond to calls on Wednesday morning.
Hernandez later stated, “Captain Mercer just informed us that the search for our missing passenger, jointly conducted with the assistance of emergency marine operations from various countries has been discontinued after many hours, and the Amsterdam will renew its journey to Fort Lauderdale’.
A spokesperson for Holland America Line said, “The woman was reported missing by a member of her family at around 6.50 a.m. local time. She was last seen in her room around 1 a.m. The cruise ship was approximately 140 nautical miles southwest of the coast of Ireland when the woman was reported missing. Ship staff immediately began searching the vessel and the ship turned around to head back toward its approximate location at the time the guest had last been seen aboard. CCTV footage was reviewed showing the woman stepping onto the railing and going overboard at 1:30 a.m. All appropriate authorities were notified,” the spokesperson said.
The MS Amsterdam had left Glengariff in Ireland on Tuesday, May 8, and was due at Port Everglades on May 16 after a 113-day world cruise which embarked from Fort Lauderdale on January 22.
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