39 Year Old Man Falls Overboard Norwegian Sky, sailing from Miami to Bahamas, Missing Since April 18, 2009
Another person reported overboard a cruise ship.
A 39 year old man has fallen overboard the cruise ship Norwegian Sky at approximately 3 am, Saturday April 18, 2009. The man was a passenger on the Norwegian Sky sailing from Miami, when he went overboard about 60 miles north of Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Sky departed Miami for a three day cruise and was traveling to its first port of call in Nassau when the incident occurred.
Several crews, from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, the Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas cruise ship, Norwegian Pearl cruise ship and Disney cruise line small-boat crews, are assisting the Coast Guard with the search.
Norwegian Sky crew members contacted the Coast Guard for assistance from the Seventh Coast Guard District based out of Miami.
Thus far the same of the passenger is being withheld pending the notification of the nest of kin.
The Coast Guard says in a release that it suspended its search around 8 p.m. Saturday after searching 590 square miles.