Latest news related to overboard incidents on cruise ships and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the cruise ships told by the crew.

U.S. Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing ms Rotterdam Crew Member

Apr 15, 2024

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for the missing Holland America Line crew member who went overboard from the cruise ship ms Rotterdam, 20 miles south of Marathon. The search for the 33-year-old man has been suspended after covering over 538 square nautical miles, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Man Arrested After Jumping From Cruise Ship in Japan

Feb 02, 2024

Police arrested a man who jumped from a cruise ship and swam ashore at the port of Naha, Japan. The incident unfolded on the evening of February 1, when a cruise ship agent called the fire department to report that a person who appeared to be a man had jumped into the sea. When the fire department and others searched the sea and surrounding area, the man was found on the quay.

USCG Searches for Crew Member Overboard MSC Seascape

Nov 15, 2023

Last night, a crew member went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Seascape. The vessel was sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic when the man-overboard signal was sounded on the ship’s PA system.

Search for crew member reported overboard from AIDAperla called off

Oct 23, 2023

The search for a crew member who went overboard from the cruise ship AIDAperla in the English Channel has sadly been called off. This incident unfolded on Sunday, October 22, near the Kent coast, not far from Ramsgate. The search and rescue operations were coordinated by HM Coastguard, with a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd, a Coastguard fixed-wing aircraft, and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) all-weather lifeboats from Ramsgate and Dover.

Man Overboard On Wonder of the Seas

Aug 30, 2023

After rerouting due to Hurricane Idalia, the cruise ship Wonder of the Seas encountered further deviation from its planned course on Tuesday evening due to an incident involving a person falling overboard. At approximately 7:55 p.m., an announcement was made aboard the ship, notifying passengers that an individual had fallen or jumped into the sea.

Passenger Goes Overboard from Carnival Elation

Jul 24, 2023

United States Coast Guard has launched a search and rescue operation for a man who reportedly jumped off the Carnival Elation cruise ship near Melbourne, Florida.

Passenger missing after going overboard from Quantum of the Seas

Apr 27, 2023

The US Coast Guard is leading the search for an Australian man who went overboard from Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, south of Hawaii. The ship's crew reported the man missing at 11:03 pm on Tuesday, prompting a search and rescue operation, which included a rescue speed boat to search for the missing person. The US Coast Guard air crew arrived on the scene two hours later to join the search efforts, about 500 miles south of the Big Island town of Kailua-Kona.

Red tape in front of my cabin - Crew member's life matters

Feb 15, 2023

The following article is based on a true story by Mladen Jakovljevic - former crew member and author of the book "Modern Age Slavery"

Woman dies after going overboard from the cruise ship Pacific Explorer

Dec 14, 2022

The search for a 23-year-old woman who went overboard from a cruise ship off the coast of Australia ended on Wednesday after her body was located by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Search underway for missing person believed to have fallen overboard from MSC Bellissima

Oct 31, 2022

The port of Barcelona initiated a search and rescue operation on Sunday morning for a person suspected of going overboard from the cruise ship MSC Bellissima, reported Catalan news outlets. A Helicopter and Maritime Rescue crafts were scrambled to search for the miss