A cruise passenger has reportedly gone overboard from MSC Preziosa in the Caribbean on Saturday, December 8, according to France-Antilles newspaper, Martinique.
A 69-year-old Dutch passenger was not located onboard the MSC Cruises ship when Preziosa arrived in Fort-de-France. The last port of call before Martinique was Philipsburg St Maarten on Friday, December 7. The unidentified cruiser was last seen Friday night on their cabin's balcony by his wife.
According to the newspaper, the “most likely hypothesis would be a fall from the cruise ship” - from around 30 m.
The ship left Fort-de-France as scheduled - at 11 pm on Saturday.
A Navy jet and helicopter conducted a search for the man, but the search was called off on Sunday, December 9.
For other MSC Preziosa accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.