Elderly Passenger Goes Missing on Genting Dream

   August 23, 2019 ,   Accidents

A retired electrician who was sailing on his first cruise vacation went missing from the ship he boarded for a trip around South East Asia.

74-year-old Goh Hai Peng had boarded Genting Dream in Singapore on August 4, 2019, and was looking forward to 4-day sailing, which would have taken in the islands of Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia.

When the ship arrived back in Singapore, the crew noticed that Goh was not on board and his belongings were still in his room that looked out onto a balcony.

The son of the missing passenger, Adrian Goh, said that the last time his father was seen on surveillance footage was when he was entering his stateroom at around 7:00 p.m. on the first night of the cruise. The surveillance footage showed a figure falling into the sea around 3:00 a.m. the next day. He had no explanation for the disappearance of his father, saying that he had no issues with gambling or drinking and was in good health.

Genting Dream cruise ship

According to a Dream Cruises' spokesman, crew members searched the vessel after Goh hadn't claimed his passport during disembarkation upon docking in Singapore August 7.

The accident has been reported to Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Police Coast Guard and Singapore High Commission (Kuala Lumpur).

For other Genting Dream accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.