This evening we received inquiries for information whether there was a "man overboard" from Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas cruise ship.
The last time we received such direct inquiries was last Sunday when we received emails asking us whether a crew member went overboard from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship. We did not have any information. But two days later the U.S. Coast Guard issued a press release indicating that that a 30 year crewmember went overboard. The Coast Guard's statement contained the cruise line's statement that the crewmember allegedly "jumped" but it is less than clear what happened.
Does anyone have information whether there was a passenger or crew member overboard from the Radiance? We are informed that the cruise ship is sailing from Sydney at the moment.
According to our records, the last overboard situation on the Radiance of the Seas occurred in March 2010. it involved a crewmember and can be read here.
If anyone sailing on the Radiance has information, please leave a comment below.
We hope that this is a false alarm and 2012 finds all of the crew and passengers safe and sound.
January 2, 2012 Update: See passenger comment below: