Cruise Law News received a message late Saturday night indicating that a passenger went overboard from the MSC Fantasia. Here's the message:
MSC Fantasia is in first day of a Carnival cruise. It embarked 4000 drunk pax today in Santos, Brazil and around 7 PM, the time to leave the port, we had one passenger go from deck 11 straight into the sea. It's 11.30pm and we're still looking for the passenger. We have the Federal Police on board and divers and we don't know where is the passenger . . . was to drunk so he couldn't save himself. Then they lowered a lifeboat but by the time they manage to get close to him, Costa Favolosa was getting out from the port so two small waves and the passenger was nowhere to be found. We're standing by now but the party at the pool is at the MAX. Drinks, music and naked pax. This is Brazil!
A newspaper in Brazil is covering the story.
This is the second passenger overboard from a MSC cruise ship in two days. Yesterday we reported on a Portuguese passenger who went overboard from the Divina in the Mediterranean.
As you can see from the Fantasia's web cam, there seems to be quite a partying crowd on the cruise ship.
Please leave a comment if you have information about what happened.
February 10 2013 Update: The missing passenger was identified as Luciano De Lucca, age 30, from passenger cabin number 11063, located on the 11th deck.