Multiple news sources are reporting this morning that a Carnival cruise passenger went overboard last night / early this morning around 33 miles west / northwest of Cuba as the cruise ship was heading toward Cozumel.
A guest aboard the Carnival cruise ship told a newspaper in Texas that the ship’s PA system announced “man overboard” around 3 a.m. today. The young man reportedly went overboard from deck eight.
“The ship made a 180 degree turn and a life jacket was thrown in the vicinity of where the man was thought to be. The life jacket was found floating several hours later . . . The witness said the ship has been somber and quiet since the announcement.”
The cruise ship reportedly departed from Miami on Monday.
There have been 289 people overboard since 2000, according to cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein.
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