Search underway for woman who fell overboard on cruise

23 January, 2018, 02:23 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Carnival Cruise passenger travelling to Bahamas falls to her death from ship's cabin balcony

Meanwhile, The New Orleans Advocate reports in an another incident, a woman fell from the Carnival Triumph on Sunday night and into the Gulf of Mexico. At the time, the ship - which had sailed out of New Orleans - was on day two of a scheduled five-day sailing from The Big Easy to Cozumel. One woman died after falling over the balcony to another deck, and the second woman fell overboard and is missing.

It was not immediately clear if any foul play was involved in either of the incidents.

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Vance Gulliksen with Carnival Cruise Line explained on Monday that the authorities were notified and that "search and rescue operations are underway". "They were taking pictures [and everything]".

The U.S. Coast Guard, Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, FBI, and Bahamian law enforcement are now assisting in the investigation. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her family".

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He said they were now trying to ensure that the embers from which the smoke emanated do not reignite due to the wind. Firemen at the lake said the situation was "extremely grim".

According to Gulliksen, the balconies on the ship meet the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act standards.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, died early Friday morning on the Elation, which was traveling from Jacksonville, Florida to The Bahamas, the Miami Herald reported.

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