A passenger who went overboard into the Pacific Ocean from the Sun Princess cruise ship as it sailed between Brisbane and New Caledonia was rescued today.
Shortly after 4 P.M. local time today, the "man overboard" announcement came over the bridge.
A newspaper in Australia reported that it took about 15 minutes for the ship to completely turn around and make it back to the same area.
The cruise ship deployed a zodiac rescue boat to conduct a search.
The woman was in the water for about 45 minutes. An entertainer on the cruise ship videotaped the woman’s rescue.
The article does not explain how the passenger went overboard.