Queen Mary 2This morning, a crew member from the Queen Mary 2 sent this message from the ship: "Missing woman on QM2. No details yet. Ship turned around and Coast Guard alerted."

The QM2 is on a voyage out of New York heading to the Caribbean (St. Maarten). AIS programs show the ship is sailing north, retracing its path.  The crew member states that the ship turned around around 8:00 A.M. this morning.

Yesterday, a young man went overboard from the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas.  There have been 283 overboards from cruise ships since 2000.

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Update:  BBC News is covering the story.

Sky News identifies the missing passenger as a 74 year old British woman.

Photo credit: Brian Burnell with permission was uploaded to Commons by George Hutchinson; CC BY-SA 3.0, commons / wikimedia.

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