Crew Member Goes Overboard from Celebrity Reflection

Oct 17, 2018

A crew member working onboard Celebrity Reflection went overboard last night while the cruise ship was sailing from Mykonos to Rhodes. Ship’s captain turned around toward the last known position and crew launched search and rescue operation, but the crewman was not found. Celebrity Reflection officers reported the man overboard to the Greek Coast Guard who joined the search efforts sending Helicopter and rescue vessels to the area.

According to the Greek media, the missing crew member is a 36-year-old male from Ukraine. He reportedly went overboard from Deck 15 port side, at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night north of Astypalea. Greek Authorities were notified about MOB at around 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Other ships in the area joined the search for the missing man. After seven hours Celebrity Reflection was released from the search and continued the voyage. Hellenic coast guard took over the search by air and sea, trying to locate the crew member. This unfortunate event was first reported by Cruise Law News.

Janis Cooley Leonard, passenger onboard Celebrity Reflection posted the following tweets: “The Celebrity Reflection cruise ship has returned to look for a crew member who went overboard last night. Waiting for coast guard. All ships in the area searching sea. Sad. “

“Sad day on the ship. Crew member overboard last night. Raced full speed back this morning to engage in rescue efforts and released by coast guard after seven hour search. Hoping he made it to shore...”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the missing crew member in hopes he will be found safe and sound.