The Jamaica Gleaner reports today that an American cruise ship passenger is missing in Jamaica after disembarking from an unidentified cruise ship that apparently called on Ocho Rios.
The Gleaner states that the police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating an American who has been missing since Thursday.
The Ocho Rios police say 50 year old cruise passenger Fredrick Lauritzen disembarked a cruise ship and has not been seen or heard from since.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Fredrick Lauritzen is being asked to contact the Ocho Rios police at 974-2469, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.
This is the second time in the last two weeks that U.S. cruise passengers have not returned to a cruise ship which calls on Jamaica. The last incident involved passengers who failed to return to a Carnival cruise ship. There was a great deal of speculation what happened to the American family of three who were reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship, the Freedom, which docked in Ocho Rios.
The three were 45-year-old Donald Henderson, 43-year-old Maria Henderson and 21-year-old Aja Henderson. Jamaican police found the passengers vacationing in a villa in Discovery Bay, St Ann, and were deported back to the U.S.
It is against both Jamaican and U.S. law to fail to return to a cruise ship in the middle of a cruise.
We hope that this latest passenger turns up relaxing somewhere in a hotel drinking Red Stripes.
August 11, 2012 Update: Blogger Mickey Faust tells me that the only cruise ship in port in Ocho Rios last Thursday was Carnival's Freedom.
Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer