I received information from multiple sources that a male passenger reportedly went overboard from the Silja Serenade late at night (around 2:00 A.M.) this past Monday, allegedly after a disagreement with other guests on the ship.
Newspapers in Finland have reported on the incident. One newspaper indicates that a Coast Guard rescue center in Turku received an emergency call from the ship that a person went overboard. Three other passenger ships were reportedly alerted to search for the missing passenger. A helicopter from Sweden and Navy patrol boats from Kökar and Mariehamn were also called to participate. The search was canceled at around 5:45 A.M. without success.
Another newspaper reported that the incident occurred in the northern Baltic Sea. The passenger went overboard from the ship’s twelfth deck, and fell approximately 30 meters. The water temperature was reportedly around 10 degrees. The man had just left one of the ship’s discos just before the incident.
A passenger last went overboard from a cruise / ferry operated by the Tallink Silja group two years ago.
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November 22, 2017 Update: Seems that the disappearance from the Silja Serenade last week involved a 21 year old Portuguese student?
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