Passenger Goes Overboard on MSC Meraviglia, Ship Delayed Again to Port Canaveral


A lady crusing aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia died after going overboard early this morning.

The ship was about 18 miles off the coast of its homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida when the 36-year-old visitor went overboard round 5 am, based on company on board. The Coast Guard was instantly notified by the ship and launched a rescue crew by boat and helicopter, whereas Meraviglia additionally stayed within the space to assist seek for the passenger. The girl’s physique was situated round 7:30 am.

MSC Meraviglia (Photograph courtesy of MSC Cruises)

The girl’s identification has not been launched. In an announcement, the U.S. Coast Guard stated “Our deepest sympathies exit to the household throughout this extraordinarily tough time and we ask for discretion as we notify the household of this tragedy.”

MSC Meraviglia was coming back from a four-night Bahamas cruise at the moment, and was scheduled to reach again in Port Canaveral at round 7 am. Due to the incident, the ship was delayed by over 5 hours, arriving again into port round 11:15 am. On Twitter, Port Canaveral gave this replace from MSC to company who had been set to board Meraviglia at the moment, telling them to push their arrival again: “Embarkation in your cruise will probably be delayed by no less than 5 hours on account of a visitor emergency onboard the earlier cruise. Please postpone your arrival at Port Canaveral by 5 hours.”

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MSC Meraviglia at Ocean Cay

As we speak’s voyage is a three-night Bahamas voyage that can go to MSC Cruises’ personal island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. It’s on account of return on Sunday, December 18th.

That is certainly one of a number of man overboard incidents within the final a number of weeks. Yesterday, a 23-year-old lady went overboard on P&O Australia’s Pacific Explorer close to Australia. Her physique was additionally discovered inside a matter of hours.

On Thanksgiving, a 28-year-old man went overboard from Carnival Valor within the Gulf of Mexico. Extremely, he was rescued alive after spending 20 hours within the water.

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