Man overboard from Liberty of the Seas

By ,   March 24, 2015 ,   Accidents

NBC News and local WPTV reported a man had gone overboard from RCI Liberty of the Seas Sunday night, March 22, around 9 p.m. 

Ryan Doss, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer said that search crews were looking for a man who had "either voluntarily jumped or fell" near the Florida Keys. 

NBC News quoted Royal Caribbean International saying that the 47-year-old male passenger from the U.S. had "climbed over a railing" from deck 12. This statement was based on an review of surveillance cameras after the accident. 

Yesterday morning the ship returned to port in Florida (Port Everglades), as planned. The incident happened 20 miles off Marathon FL.

A cutter of Coast Guard out of Miami and a based in Marathon boat crew are searching for the victim. The line has not released the man’s name yet.

Royal Caribbean has no automatic man overboard system on board Liberty of the Seas, or any other of line’s cruise ships.

This year, cruisers have gone overboard from Carnival Glory, Carnival Triumph, Celebrity Constellation, Star Cruises' Super Star Libra, Sapphire Princess, and Oasis of the Seas.