Coast Guard Searching for Missing Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Crew Member

By ,   April 25, 2017 ,   Accidents

A Coast Guard search is underway off the coast of Galveston, in the Gulf of Mexico for a missing Royal Caribbean cruise ship crew member.

A 39-year-old Filipino did not report for work as scheduled aboard Liberty of the Seas. He was last seen on the ship's closed-circuit TV system at about 1:30 a.m. on Monday and was reported missing at 4:30 a.m. after complete search of the vessel was conducted, according to a statement from the cruise line. The missing man serves as a bartender.

The Coast Guard search involving a patrol boat out of Galveston and an airplane crew from Corpus Christi is focused on an area about 170 mi southeast of Galveston.

Liberty of the Seas is on a 7-night itinerary that departed port of Galveston on Sunday with ports of calls including Cozumel, George Town and Falmouth.

For reports on other Liberty of the Seas ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com