Coast Guard Suspends Search in the Gulf of Mexico

By ,   April 28, 2017 ,   Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a man in the Gulf of Mexico after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. A passenger on a Carnival cruise ship had spotted him in the water.

The search was concentrated in the area about 157 nautical miles from the shores of Pensacola, Fla.

According to the report from the USCG, the man in the water was spotted by a passenger on Carnival Fantasy cruise ship, with home port out of Mobile.

After 2 hours of searching, Carnival Fantasy suspended their search and called in the USCG.

According to the passenger, the man has dark hair, wearing a red t-shirt and was seen face down in the water.

The Coast Guard deployed an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft to assist in the search of a total of 434 square nautical miles.

For reports on other Carnival Fantasy ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com