Crew Member Goes Overboard from Holland America Ship

By ,   August 4, 2018 ,   Accidents

A crew member is missing from a Holland America cruise ship in Alaska.

The Coast Guard searched via helicopter in Sitka Sound for a man reported overboard from the 780-foot ms Amsterdam.

The 35-year-old man was last seen on the vessel at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. He didn't show up for work shift and another crewman alerted the captain at about 7:45 p.m.

MS Amsterdam was turned around but the ship continued sailing south to Victoria BC.

HAL ms Amsterdam cruise ship

The Coast Guard was notified of the missing man by ship officials at 9:00 p.m. The helicopter crew started searching off Biorka Island at 1:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3.

According to a statement, the Coast Guard suspended search Friday afternoon. USCG reported wind in the area at 45 mph, heavy fog and waves to 10 feet.

For other ms Amsterdam accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.