A young woman went missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Sunday. A United States Coast Guard search has been initiated to try to locate the woman.
A 21 year old woman fell from the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship. The woman, who has not been identified by name, is reported to be a resident of Bartlett, Tennessee. She was seen going overboard at about 9:30pm on Sunday night, about 47 miles off the coast of Port Everglades, Florida. She was sailing on a 7 day Caribbean itinerary at the time of her disappearance.
The woman was seen going overboard by a fellow passenger. The captain of the Allure was notified and he immediately informed the Bahamian Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified about 2 hours later.
Two ships which happened to be in the area of the time of the disappearance, Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas, and Carnival Cruise Lines’s Fascination, helped in the search for the woman, who has not currently been located. The Coast Guard says that they will exhaust all efforts in order to locate the woman.
The disappearance has caused a change in the itinerary of the Allure of the Seas. Because of the time taken for the search the ship is skipping its scheduled stop in Nassau, Bahamas. The ship is expected to continue on to the island of St. Maarten as previously scheduled.