Coast Guard Searches for Passenger Who Fell From Royal Caribbean Ship

   March 7, 2016 ,   Accidents

Coast Guard crews searched for a second day on Sunday (March 6) for a Texas man who fell from Navigator of the Seas cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo FL, on Friday.

The 46-year-old David Mossman fell about 100 feet from deck 10 of the Royal Caribbean ship, which is one of the biggest passenger ships in the world.

Royal Caribbean said in a statement the man was seen going overboard on March 4, late Friday night:

"At approximately 10:55 p.m., a guest onboard Navigator of the Seas reported that they had witnessed another guest going overboard from their stateroom balcony. The location of the ship at the time the guest went overboard was marked on the ship's Global Positioning System (GPS), and the ship, along with the Coast Guard, conducted a search for the missing guest."

The Coast Guard announced it had launched a search immediately after being notified at 3 a.m. on Saturday that the passenger had fallen overboard. Royal Caribbean said in the statement that the Coast Guard took full control of the search Saturday morning, and the ship returned to her journey to Port Everglades FL.

A Coast Guard HC-144 aircraft and MH-65 helicopter were also launched, and the search continued on Sunday. At about 7 a.m. crews had searched almost 1,700 square nautical miles.

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