Brazilian Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica

MSC MusicaA crew member disappeared from the MSC Musica last night according to crew members on the MSC cruise ship and Italian newspapers.

Several crew members reported that a Brazilian woman failed to appear for work earlier today. 

The Musica docked outside of the Italian port of Brindisi later this afternoon and the crew member was reported as missing from the ship after failing to appear at her work station earlier this morning. 

A newspaper in Venice, where the cruise ship ported yesterday, reported that the crew member was a 36 year old Brazilian who was noticed missing from her work around 3:00 A.M. when she did not appear at the start of her work on the ship. It appears from the Italian news articles that the ship did not initiate a search of the vessel for many hours.

A number of crew members have posted to Facebook that they are concerned that the crew member may have been threatened on the ship and met with foul play. I am not posting these comments at this time because I cannot verify the comments.

There has been no official announcement (for what it is worth) from MSC regarding the details of the incident.

Earlier this year, a person went overboard from the MSC Divinathere were obvious flaws in the cruise line's safety and security procedures.  The MSC public relations representative made misleading statements and refused to state basic facts such as when the passenger went overboard, or when MSC realized it, or whether it delayed notifying the Coast Guard until after it first searched the ship, or whether it conducted any type of timely search itself.

In this case, a review of the AIS information reveals that the Musica did not take any maneuvers to search for the crew member in the water. It appears that the Musica, like the other MSC cruise ships, Simone Scheueris not equipped with the latest automatic man overboard technology to immediately notify the bridge when a person goes overboard. 

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June 20, 2017 Update: Crew members identify the cruise employee as Simone Souza Scheuer. (photo right). She reportedly worked in the housekeeping department as a night cleaner.

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MSC Musica - MSC Cruises

Crew Member - Facebook

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Silvana Porcheron - June 20, 2017 9:21 PM

i WANT TO ASK ALL THE WORLD: CRUISES ARE SAFE PLACE TO ENJOY TIME??? EXCUSE ME!!! MY FRIEND WAS A CREW IN THIS STUPID BOX AROUND THE SEA...WORKING HER ASS EVERYDAY TO KEEP THE PLACE BRIGHT TO ALL THE STUPID DRUNKEN PEOPLE WHO PAYS LOTS OF MONEY FOR ALL THE STUPID COMPANIES IN THE WORLD, FOR ONE REASON: TO MAKE LIFE AS A SHIT...
NOW, WHO WILL EXPLAIN FOR HER DESAPEAR??? THE POLICE?? OR THE STUPID PEOPLE INSIDE THE BOX??? I WANT ANSWER... I WILL SCREAM TO THEW WORLD, I WANT TO OPEN PEOPLE'S EYES FOR ALL THOSE SITUATIONS...EVERYONE IN THIS PLANET WILL LISTEN...I WILL NOT STOP....

Ann Marie - June 21, 2017 4:48 PM

An electrician,from Montenegro fell from the tenth to the fifth deck,in the elevator shaft on board MSC Armonia.No problem.That is MSC style

Rodrigo Vargas - June 21, 2017 5:01 PM

MSC cruise ships-the last stand of the slavery.

michael Vaclavek - June 22, 2017 3:51 PM

What about security cameras????????????There have to be cameras right? why police or security doesnt check the stupid cameras about Simone's last movements?????????????

James - June 25, 2017 5:10 AM

Witnessed less than safe practices by MSC during our cruise this week also. During this same cruise a passenger was pelted with rock when it fell from 300-500 foot cliff where the cruise places us for an excursion. 20 minutes away from population, MSC staff demonstrated inadequate medical safety training or communications which aggravated a serious condition of shock while the passenger bleed from a puncture wound in his shoulder.

Fred - June 26, 2017 2:39 PM

We were on the ship and same beach, where the man has been wounded at one meter from his baby. What is incredible is that this accident did not stop the excursion, so we have been waiting close to the mountain for 30 minutes. On the way return, the greek sailor told us he was worrying about police investigation.

During the first night of the cruise, we have been awakened by two loud messages calling somebody but I cannot remind the name. It seemed to me a latin name.
In the morning we had the following message :
"Dear guest
We inform You that the last night from 3:30 to 4:30 msc musica has performed search and rescue activity as ordered by maritime authority. As a consequence we Will arrive in Brindisi one hour later ... please Be informed that this occurence is Beyond our control..."

Our sincere thoughts to family and friends

N Morrow - July 4, 2017 12:57 PM

We were onboard the Musica on the night of this poor woman's disappearance. We repeatedly asked crew members for an update on her whereabouts as we were very concerned for her safety. We were told different accounts ranging from "she had been found alive and well" and "she's been murdered" by several crew members. It felt like there was a major cover-up and staff were complaining that they felt that their safety was being compromised by MSC. None of the passengers were questioned by authorities. Staff members also likened working conditions to modern day slavery and they that were subjected to 11hour shifts 6 days a week.
Since our return we have completed the MSc questionnaire and voiced our concerns but to date haven't received any response. This was my first cruise and maybe my last sadly.
Our thoughts are with the family and all those who knew her.

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