A newspaper in Italy is reporting that a Royal Caribbean crew member disappeared from the Serenade of the Seas earlier this morning.
The Adnkronos newspaper in Rome reports that the Serenade of the Seas was sailing from Mykonos. Upon arrival at the next port around 7:00 AM this morning, it was discovered that a cabin steward was missing. (Another news account says he was a cleaner). The newspaper mentions that the last CCTV image of the crew member on the cruise ship was around 1:00 AM and shows the employee walking through a door. There apparently are no images of the crew member going overboard. The crew member is reportedly from the Philippines.
The newspaper states that a search was conducted by five Coast Guard patrol boats and two aircraft.
This is the third person to go overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the last three weeks.
On September 20th we reported on another crew member who went overboard from this same cruise ship, the Serenade of the Seas, as it was sailing to Italy. You can read our article here.
On September 17th a passenger disappeared from the Allure of the Seas shortly after it sailed from South Florida.
In addition to these three Royal Caribbean overboard cases, on September 29th a passenger went overboard from the P & O Aurora cruise ship.
On October 9th we reported on a Holland America Line passenger who disappeared during a cruise on board the HAL Veendam.
Five passengers missing from cruise ships in the last month. Unfortunately there is no news coverage of cruise ship overboard cases unless the person is a U.S. passenger. The U.S. press has virtually no interest if a "foreign" crew member goes overboard. Royal Caribbean will not make a statement unless a major media outlet makes an inquiry.
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