Norwegian Epic Female Senior Passenger Overboard – On Saturday, June 8, 2019, around 0500 hours, Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Epic, a female passenger, 63, from South Korea, went overboard while Norwegian Epic was sailing from Cannes, France to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The woman’s husband reported her missing when he woke up and found she had not returned to the cabin. She was last seen wearing pink pajamas on their balcony.
At about 8.30am, the captain came on the speaker and said the ship was turning around to go back to look for a passenger who he said they had ‘good evidence’ had gone overboard.
Miguel Chicon, head of Maritime search and rescue in Palma de Mallorca, said that after checking CCTV cameras on board the ship, the crew determined that the passenger disappeared at around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson said in a statement, “On the early morning of June 8, a report was made that an adult female guest went overboard while the ship was sailing from Cannes, France, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The authorities were immediately notified and a search and rescue operation ensued. Sadly, the guest has not yet been found. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family during this difficult time.”
Two helicopters, a search plane, and a rescue ship were dispatched to the area where the woman is believed to have gone into the water. The search has been called off. Survival is unlikely as ocean temperatures are at 20 degrees Celsius, or about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
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