Last night a reader of this blog sent me an AIS screen shot of the P&O Ventura sailing in circles south of the Isle of Wight in an apparent attempt to search for an overboard passenger.
This morning the British press is reporting that a passenger went overboard fron the Ventura around 04:30 BST as it was returning to Southampton.
The cruise ship had left Southampton on September 27th on a cruise in the Mediterranean.
BBC reports that the P&O cruise ship retraced its route for several hours as part of an emergency search by sea and air for the unidentified passenger,
This is the 264th overboard case since 2000.