Passenger Dies After Falling Overboard from Sun Princess

By ,   August 11, 2019 ,   Accidents

The body of a 41-year-old Taiwanese passenger has been recovered from the ocean after the woman fell from the 11th deck of a Princess Cruises ship during a voyage to Okinawa, reports said on Friday, August 9.

It wasn't immediately known whether the accident was related to Typhoon Lekima, that was barreling through the ocean between Japan and Taiwan at the time.

The Sun Princess ship was on a 5-day trip from Keelung to Okinawa and due to sail back in a Taiwanese harbour on Sunday, August 11.

The woman was discovered missing at 6:00 a.m. Japanese time on Friday, triggering a full-scale search that turned up camera footage of the falling overboard.

Sun Princess cruise ship

The vessel adjusted her course and sent out a rescue team, that found the missing passenger at 7:13 a.m. However, she showed no signs of life and was declared her dead.

For other Sun Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.