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.

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

Search for Overboard Crew Member From MS Koningsdam Called Off

Aug 10, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard ended the search for the missing 31-year-old man who have gone overboard from the cruise ship MS Koningsdam on Monday night near Juneau, Alaska.

Holland America Line said that the man was a crew member and was reported missing after the ship left Juneau. The cruise line didn’t reveal the nationality or the department the crew member was working aboard.

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Woman Who Went Overboard From Celebrity Solstice

May 19, 2022

The search for a 40-year-old woman who went overboard off the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice in Alaska is over. The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search efforts in Alaska’s Inside Passage on Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, Petty Officer Ali Blackburn said. USCG conducted a search by boat and a helicopter in the waters near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal, 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of Juneau.

Search called off for passenger who jumped from Carnival Mardi Gras

Apr 19, 2022

After a 58-hour search covering over 2,078 square miles, the Coast Guard has made a difficult decision to suspend its search for a 43-year-old man who went overboard from the cruise ship Mardi Gras. Two Coast Guard cutters and an aircraft were searching for the man. The man was identified by the Coast Guard as Tang Tran. The report states that the man jumped overboard the Carnival cruise ship on Saturday, 55 miles off the Florida coast. 

Passenger jumps overboard from the Carnival Horizon

Mar 17, 2022

Hours after Carnival Horizon departed Grand Turk a Man Overboard was sounded onboard, and the ship’s crew started a search operation launching two lifeboats to find the missing person.

Coast Guard searching for a 32-year-old passenger who went overboard from Carnival Valor

Feb 17, 2022

The US Coast Guard is searching for a missing cruise ship passenger in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 150 miles offshore Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Child Falls From Deck 16 on MSC Seashore

Dec 23, 2021

At around 7.30 pm on Wednesday, December 22, “Man Overboard” alarm was sounded on board the MSC Seashore as the cruise ship was returning to Miami from a 5 Nights Caribbean & Bahamas voyage. According to our source, the person is a 15-year-old child who fell off a balcony from Deck 16 and landed onto the promenade on Deck 8.