This morning, a crew member aboard the Norwegian Escape notified me that a person went overboard from the NCL cruise ship early this morning.
Automatic information tracking systems (AIS) showed as of shortly before 7:00 A.M., the Celebrity Summit & Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas joining the Norwegian Escape in the waters south of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to search for the overboard person.
I posted images from the Marine Traffic AIS tracking program of these ships, as of around 6:45 A.M. this morning, on our Facebook page.
The crew of the Norwegian Escape located the man’s body shortly after 7:00 A.M. today.
The crew member indicated that the person overboard was a passenger who went overboard from the fourteen deck of the ship around 3:00 A.M.
There have been 292 people reported going overboard since 2000 according to the data maintained by cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein.
In January, a 22 year-old reportedly jumped from he 17th deck of the Norwegian Escape and landed on the 7th deck. He died from the injuries he sustained in the fall.
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