Crew missing after overboard incident on MSC Musica ship

   June 17, 2024 ,   Accidents

A male crew remains unaccounted for after reportedly jumping from an MSC Cruises' ship.

MSC reported that the individual went overboard last Monday evening, June 10, as the MSC Musica departed from Civitavecchia-Rome en route to Genoa.

The ship's crew promptly initiated a search, scouring the area for three hours. The Italian Coast Guard supported the operation with both air and sea assets.

An MSC spokesperson stated that the ship’s command responded swiftly, initiating the man overboard procedure immediately. A search and rescue operation was launched in coordination with local authorities, utilizing a rescue helicopter and multiple patrol boats. 

The spokesperson added they are deeply saddened by this incident, and their thoughts are with the family, friends, and fellow crew members during this difficult time. 

The identity of the crew member has not been disclosed to respect the family’s privacy.

The incident occurred while the 2006-built MSC Musica was on a weeklong Mediterranean voyage. The ship departed Barcelona on June 6th and returned on June 13th, with stops in Spain, Italy, and France.

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