A reader of Cruise Law news has alerted me to another person going overboard from a cruise ship.
A newspaper in Italy states that a Portuguese man, 46 years old, was found dead off of the coast of Corsica. He was sailing as a passenger on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean sea when he went overboard for reasons not disclosed.
The Expresso XL newspaper reports that "the victim has been formally identified as a Portuguese man of 46 years who had disappeared from the vessel MSC Divina . . . "
The passenger had been reported missing from the MSC cruise ship at 1:00 PM today. The weather was calm.
Helicopters and a jet searched for the unidentified man after he was reported missing. An investigation is being conducted into the case by shoreside maritime officials in France.
The French maritime authorities released the following statement (translated):
"This Saturday, February 9 shortly before noon, the body of a lifeless man spotted ten miles southwest of Bonifacio by a customs plane. He had taken part in the device search to try to find a passenger MSC Divina missing since 1am in the area.
Hoisted by the helicopter PUMA Solenzara, the victim has been formally identified as a Portuguese man of 46 years who had disappeared from the ship.
An investigation will be launched to determine the exact circumstances of his death."
Anyone with information please leave a comment below.
Photo credit MSC Divina – Wikimedia Commons / Mllturro