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Passenger Overboard from Norwegian Epic

By ,   June 9, 2019 ,   Accidents

A search was underway for a cruise passenger who went overboard a Norwegian ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Norwegian Cruise Line received a report on Saturday, June 8, that an adult passenger had gone overboard while Norwegian Epic was sailing from Cannes to the Spanish island of Mallorca. Local authorities were notified, and a search and rescue operation was immediately launched.

Passengers aboard were asked to assist in the search and look out in the water for a person with pink pyjamas. At around 8:00 pm on Saturday the cruisers were told no one had been found.

As of Sunday morning, the passenger, a 63-year-old Korean woman, had not been located.

Norwegian Epic cruise ship

After checking CCTV cameras onboard the NCL vessel, the crew determined the passenger had disappeared at around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday.

A helicopter, military plane, and rescue ship were dispatched in order to comb the area for the missing cruiser.

However, the search had to be stopped after dark and the liner headed to Barcelona. Rescuers resumed the search Sunday morning but unfortunately, without luck.

For other Norwegian Epic accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.