Crew Member Overboard from MSC Seaside

By ,   May 17, 2018 ,   Accidents

A crew member of MSC Seaside has gone overboard early Wednesday, May 16. U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews are searching the waters 8 miles southeast of Saint Thomas.

According to the Coast Guard, 37-year-old Michael M. Majaba of the Philippines, had gone overboard from the 7th deck of the Maltese-flagged ship at about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The crew of the vessel launched a search and contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at around 4:00 a.m., alerting them of the situation.

MSC Seaside cruise ship

Watchstanders diverted Coast Guard Cutter Confidence, launched 33-foot Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement boat out of Boat Forces Detachment Saint Thomas and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen which went on the scene.

MSC Seaside was sailing from Saint Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico, when the accident occurred.

For other MSC Seaside accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.