A newspaper in Brazil reports that a passenger went overboard on Friday February 7, 2014 from the Splendor of the Seas cruise ship while it was sailing in the waters of Uruguay.

The vessel reportedly docked later at the Port of Santos, São Paulo, on Sunday, February 9, 2014. The local police investigated the incident and believe that it was a case of suicide.

Witnesses indicate that the passenger, a 47 year old Brazilian man, was wearing a life vest when he jumped into the water from the 7th floor of the cruise ship. Ship passengers who disembarked at the Port of Santos on Sunday state that the cruise ship searched for the man and managed to locate his body.

Royal Caribbean said that the guest threw himself overboard. The ship stopped and conducted a search, and alerted  Uruguayan Coast Guard.

According to the newspaper, the cruise line says the Splendor of the Seas left Santos on February 2, with stops in Punta del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Splendor of the Seas DeathRoyal Caribbean also says it is focused on providing support to the man’s family.

This is the fifth person overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in less than 2 months.

In addition to this latest case, crew and passengers have gone overboard from the Celebrity Constellation, Rhapsody of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Independence of the Seas.


Photo Credit:

Top: Wikipedia / Exequiel Pérez Millán / GNU Free Documentation License,

Bottom: Globo newspaper / Santa Casa de Santos / G1 Santos)

  • Dumbfounded
  • tinikini

    I just can’t imagine jumping off of a cruise ship with the intent of taking my life. What a horrible way to go. All of these MOB’s are just tragic, no matter how or why they happen. Like dumbfounded, I mean no disrespect.

  • Mel

    If he intended to die by jumping ship, then why was he wearing a life vest?

  • glen wilson

    its so awfull to people / passengers going overboard and going missing or dying, you most likely think some or most would be suicide and how many of us can an do feel down in our lives ,, but never contemplate sucide or take action as such, and a shame they couldnt turn to someone for help!


  • Felicity Heard-White

    Why has nobody mentioned the man who jumped off the Splendour of the Seas June 13th 4.30am 2014 as it was sailing towards Venice from Kataklon Greece????

  • Passenger

    I agree about June, 2014 man overboard On Splendour of the Seas. Was there and would like an update.