Another Missing Person Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Freedom of the Seas (Brent Smith Missing)
A 24 year old man was reported missing aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, on Monday. The cruise ship was sailing from Miami to San Juan, PR before it reversed direction to look for the missing passenger.
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship turned around Monday to help authorities search for a passenger who was reported missing.
Royal Caribbean says the 24-year-old unidentified man was last seen on a balcony in his room aboard the Freedom of the Seas early Monday morning.
He was reported missing several hours later.
The 24-year-old unidentified man was last seen on a balcony in his room aboard the Freedom of the Seas about 1:45 a.m. Monday, according to the Royal Caribbean statement. He was reported missing at about 8:30 a.m.
The man may have been intoxicated, said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Dana Warr. Is there a reason why that cruise ships cannot be held to the same standards as local bars? Why is it that passengers are allowed to get so intoxicated on cruise ships and we consistently hear stories of people going overboard. At some point some responsibility does fall on the cruise line.
UPDATE I: FBI probing missing cruise ship passenger
Brent Smith, 24, was last seen around 1:45 a.m. Monday on his stateroom balcony aboard the Freedom of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean International. Relatives reported him missing around 8:30 a.m., according to a cruise ship statement.
The ship turned around at that point to search for Smith, who was traveling with his brother, Matthew Smith, and his brother’s girlfriend, said FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez. Coast Guard crews launched a search as well. (MSNBC)
The U.S. Coast Guard said it has suspended its search for a North Carolina man who went missing from a cruise ship.
Brent Smith, 24, was last seen at around 1:45 a.m. Monday on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vessel Freedom of the Seas. He was on the cruise with members of his family.
Coast Guard officials said a pair of sandals belonging to Smith were found on the deck of the cruise ship, but there was no sign of him.
There is no body and no real answers, but a Wayne County family will hold a memorial service Tuesday for a man who is missing from a cruise ship and is feared dead.
In a phone interview Monday, the FBI, which doesn’t investigate missing persons cases, said its agents were still poring over evidence just to make sure there had been no foul play.
“The FBI evidence response team processed the cabin that was secured once the victim was discovered missing aboard the ship,” Agent Henry Rodriguez said. The FBI also said agents had looked at copies of videotape taken from security cameras aboard the ship