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.
March 17, 2016 Update: Man who jumped to his death from ship during birthday cruise told mum he was ‘going to heaven.’