Woman Overboard! Search Underway for Passenger Reported Overboard From Cruise Ship

The search is underway for a passenger reported overboard from a cruise ship approximately 750 miles northeast of Hilo.

A flare marks where the a sailor fell into the ocean when I was visiting the USS Essex.

A flare marks where the a sailor fell into the ocean when I was visiting the USS Essex.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center were notified at approximately 1 p.m. by the crew of the Grand Princess that a 30-year-old American female was overboard.

The passenger was last seen at approximately 12 p.m.

The cruise ship has changed course and is currently searching for the missing passenger. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew is en route from Air Station Barber’s Point.

For more information, contact the 14th Coast Guard District public affairs office at (808) 535-3230.

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