A local newspaper in the U.K. is reporting that a 63 year old passenger is missing from a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The MK News in Milton Keyes is reporting this morning that John Halford, age 63, from Greenleys in Milton Keynes, left the airport in Luton on Thursday March 31st for a cruise aboard the Thomson Cruise Line. The cruise finished in Sharm al-Shaykh in Egypt on Thursday April 7th, when he was found to not be on board.
Sharm al-Shaykh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea.
The newspaper reports that it is believed that Mr. Halford went missing sometime between 11.45 p.m. on Wednesday April 6th and 7.30 a.m. on Thursday April 7th.
People who were on the cruise, or know where he might be, are asked to contact Thames Valley Police via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre 0845 8 505 505.
There have been over 150 passengers and crew members who have gone missing from cruise ships in the last decade.
The cruise industry trade organization, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), states that it does not keep statistics of people missing from the 25 cruise lines which are members of CLIA. The most definitive source of cruise disappearances is found in cruise expert Professor Ross Klein's website.
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