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.
Royal 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.
Top: Wikipedia / Exequiel Pérez Millán / GNU Free Documentation License,
Bottom: Globo newspaper / Santa Casa de Santos / G1 Santos)