Passenger Reported Overboard From Golden Princess

Golden PrincessAustralian newspapers are reporting that a passenger has disappeared from the Golden Princess operated by Princess Crises.

A 61 year old U.S. citizen apparently went overboard from the cruise ship on Wednesday, according to these newspapers. The Golden Princess later docked in Sydney, on Thursday. The cruise line searched for the man on the ship after the crew became concerned that he might have gone overboard. 

A reader commented (below) that the man was "reported missing by his cabin steward at around 9pm on Wednesday night 3rd May. However the Captain announced to all passengers onboard that he was last sighted on Monday 1st May. Monday was the first of 3 sea days back to Sydney from Latouka Fiji." 

The ship is now sailing en route to Brisbane and Papua New Guinea.

Cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein has tallied 296 people overboard in the last 17 years.

Photo credit: Jean-Philippe Boulet, commons / wikimedia.

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Angie - May 5, 2017 9:16 AM

I was on this cruise. He was reported missing by his cabin steward at around 9pm on Wednesday night 3rd May. However the Captain announced to all passengers onboard that he was last sighted on Monday 1st May. Monday was the first of 3 sea days back to Sydney from Latouka Fiji.

Renee - May 5, 2017 9:26 PM

We also we're on this cruise and would of liked to of at least seen a picture of him. Maybe someone may of seen or crossed paths with him perhaps? ....If he was a smoker he would of only been on 2 levels Deck 15 or Deck 7 someone had to of seen him at some stage ?

Mark - May 6, 2017 5:49 AM

The cabin steward reported him missing much earlier than 9pm , please only comment if you know actual facts . This how the story goes off course

Yes I was on the cruise and very near his cabin and met him and saw all the staff checking his cabin much earlier than quoted above

Deborah - May 12, 2017 6:38 AM

Hello Mark that's my brother who is missing can you please let me know the last time you seen my brother. Is there any information you could tell me about my brother on this cruise.

Thank you

Tanya jordan - July 23, 2017 4:36 PM

I too was on this ship.its my belief I passed the crew just prior to them realizing something was wrong..i was going back to my room when to uniformed officers and housekeeping were knocking on a door with the do not disturb sign out..as I walked away I heard them say they needed to service the room..I remember the first announcement at about 9pm..realizing it was 2 days since he was last seen the outcome was not going to be good. Although I did wonder why if a full ship search was being done..our room was not checked. It's very sad this person failed to return home after such a wonderful holiday.I hope that some answer where foreth coming that were not made public on board

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