31-year-old crew overboard from Holland America's ship ms Koningsdam

   August 10, 2022 ,   Accidents

The USCG/Coast Guard suspended the search for a crew member from a HAL-Holland America Line ship who was reported missing late Monday, August 8.

The man who was reported missing near Juneau (Alaska) is believed to have gone overboard.

HAL's statement on Tuesday said the man was a crew on ms Koningsdam and reported missing shortly after the vessel had left Juneau AK.

A review of CCTV footage had indicated the man had likely gone overboard intentionally, the statement said.

The USCG was notified and started searching with the help of another HAL ship, ms Eurodam. The statement said that both ships had "remained in the area for several hours as the search continued before being released by the Coast Guard in the early hours of the morning.” 

“All of us at Holland America Line are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. We are offering counseling services to team members and guests who may have been affected by this incident.”

ms Koningsdam cruise ship

According to the USCG, Tuesday afternoon it suspended its search. The agency, in a statement, also revealed the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The Coast Guard said it was notified late Monday by a crew from the ms Eurodam ship who reported “hearing shouting coming from the water.”

At the time of the accident, Koningsdam was on a 7-day roundtrip Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise which departed Vancouver, BC Canada on August 6.

For more ms Koningsdam incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.