The AP is reporting that a Irish cruise ship passenger went overboard from the Allure of the Seas, which is the world’s largest cruise ship cruise ship.
(Update: If you are searching for the overboard involving a twenty-one (21) year old woman from Bartlett Tennessee who disappeared on September 16, 2012 from the Allure, click here.)
Royal Caribbean states that another passenger allegedly saw the British passenger, age 30, go over the railing from his stateroom on the Allure. The cruise line then apparently verified the overboard by viewing images from closed circuit television.
The incident occurred as the cruise ship was heading to Cozumel. Announcements were made around 6:45 AM. The cruise ship then stopped off the coast of Mexico near Cozumel. and participated in a brief search. The ship was to depart tonight at 8:00 PM tonight and was scheduled to be at sea tomorrow, with a return to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.
There are rumors that the passenger may have left a suicide note and then stepped on a table and went overboard.
The last British citizen who disappeared in international waters near Mexico is Rebecca Coriam, a Disney cruise member employed as a youth counselor aboard the Disney Wonder.
The last reported incident aboard the Allure of the Seas involved multiple rapes earlier last month.
The cruise ship was under charter by Atlantis, which hosts parties for the gay and lesbian community. The Allure had sailed from South Florida on January 29, 2012 to Labadee Haiti, Costa Maya Mexico, and then to Cozumel.
In the past, the Atlantis – Royal Caribbean cruises have been marred by controversy, with drug overdoses, suicide, and a travel agent busted for selling drugs (arrested with 142 ecstasy pills, 3 grams of methamphetamine, ketamine and about $51,000 in cash). You can read about these incidents below.
Two years ago: Another Death on a Royal Caribbean – Atlantis Cruise
Three years ago: GLAAD Board Member Dies Aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas
And don’t forget to read: Is Royal Caribbean Ready for Medical Emergencies During the World’s Largest Gay Cruise?
Does anyone know what happened on this latest Atlantis cruise party?
Photo credit: Atlantis Events