Passenger death/overboard from MSC Euribia ship in Sognefjorden Norway

   June 9, 2024 ,   Accidents

A sea travel vacation turned tragic early Thursday, June 6th, as a passenger on MSC Euribia ship fell overboard into Norway’s renowned Sognefjorden. This incident marks the second occurrence of a guest falling off the same cruise ship in less than three months.

The male passenger, described as being in his late 50s, fell ~2:00 a.m. while the vessel was cruising through the Sognefjord. Despite the swift arrival of a rescue helicopter, which retrieved his body from the fjord’s depth of 4,300+ feet (1.3 km), the man was unfortunately pronounced deceased upon arrival at a nearby hospital.

The circumstances leading to his fall remain uncertain, with local authorities investigating the incident as a suspicious death, considering possibilities ranging from an accidental fall to deliberate action. It has been reported that the man was on the cruise with his wife at the time of the incident.

Following the incident, navigation data indicates that the Euribia, a massive 18-deck liner from the fleet of MSC Cruises, made a rapid turnaround within the fjord’s confines.

Despite the tragic event, the voyage continued as originally scheduled, ending in Kiel on Saturday, June 8th.

For more MSC Euribia incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.