A passenger on the Carnival Triumph appears to have gone overboard last night.
Carnival Cruise Director John Heald states on his Facebook page that "they are conducting a search and rescue – thoughts with the family at this time."
The incident allegedly happened when the cruise ship was near Progreso, Mexico.
There is a discussion on a Cruise Critic message board.
According to AIS tracking systems, the Triumph arrived in Progreso in the early afternoon yesterday. It did not leave until around 11:00 P.M. last night, The tracking systems show no Williamson turn or circles indicating that the cruise ship itself was involved in a search. Perhaps the ship deployed rescue craft.
I have requested information from Carnival tonight but have not yet received a response.
If you have information, please leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.
March 18 2015: I received this statement this morning from Carnival:
"Yesterday evening, a report was received of a potential man overboard on Carnival Triumph which was confirmed through a review of the vessel’s camera footage. The missing guest is a 54-year-old male. The ship is presently conducting search and rescue operations in conjunction with Mexican authorities who also have vessels on site at a location off the coast of northern Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico.
Carnival Triumph was on the last leg of a four-day cruise from Galveston, Texas. The ship’s arrival into Galveston tomorrow is expected to be delayed until approximately 11 a.m.
Our foremost care and concern is with the loved ones of our missing guest at this very difficult time. Carnival’s CareTeam is providing support to the individual’s traveling companions."
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