Staff Member Goes Overboard From Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas

Dec 27, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went overboard from Harmony of the Seas yesterday morning, while the cruise ship was sailing some 267 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico.

The missing person is identified as 20-year-old Arron Hough from the United Kingdom who was employed as entertainer for the shipboard musical production of Grease. According to reports, Arron went overboard on Christmas Day when the ship was enroute from Port Everglades to St. Maarten. Royal Caribbean says that after a review of the ship's closed-circuit camera footage, he was last observed entering an area on Deck 5 at around 4 am and was not seen again.

Ship's Officers notified the Coast Guard Watchstanders and a ship-wide search for the missing staff member was conducted. The U.S. Coast Guard sent a HC-130 Hercules airplane and a Cutter Resolute to the location where Arron was last seen in hopes of finding the missing person. The search is focusing on an area northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico where Hough reportedly went overboard.

Update: The US Coast Guard Suspended the search for missing entertainer Arron Hough who went overboard from Harmony of the Seas.