This morning, I received an inquiry from a family member of one of the passengers on Oceania’s Nautica seeing information regarding what is happening on this cruise ship.
Man overboard? Anyone have info regarding what's going on aboard Oceania's Nautica now? #Cruise ship was previously "circling" for hours (an apparent search and rescue?) & tape is now on one of the decks. Turkish police on board the ship now . . . (per one of the passengers). pic.twitter.com/kvGcEB0gDz
— James (Jim) Walker (@CruiseLaw) August 28, 2022
The ship’s itinerary indicates that the Nautica left Barcelona, Spain on August 15th and sailed to Spain, France, Monte Carlo, Malta, Italy and Greece before being schedule to arrive in Turkey around noon today.
Images per crusemapper.com of ship’s AIS indicates that the Nautica conducted what appears to be search and rescue last night while approaching Turkey. A person commenting on Facebook stated:
“A person has gone overboard on our ship… Oceania Nautica. Off the coast of Turkey. We are stopped and have been searching since last night….. just shocked.”
The cruise line, as usual, has not issued a public statement regarding what happened. There is no public information whether the missing person was a guest or a crew member. We anticipate receiving additional information from passengers or crew on the ship.
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August 29, 2022 Update:
To date, neither Oceania nor parent company, NCL, have issued a statement regarding the person missing from the Nautica.
One passenger on this ship left this comment on our Facebook page: “They have kept us in the dark as far as any information.”
August 30, 2022 Update:
A passenger on the Nautica has left this information on our Facebook page:
“Female Passenger from deck 8., Penthouse starboard side. Went overboard from her balcony. from her cabin. Her body was recovered, and ship went to port in Istanbul the following day. Unclear whether she jumped. Husband left the ship in Istanbul. Ship has issued no statement to passengers except to say a sad incident had occurred.”