Search Underway for Lacking Holland America Line Crew Member

Authorities have begun search operations for a crew member reported lacking and overboard from Holland America Line’s Rotterdam. On the time of the incident, the ship was crusing eastward within the Florida Strait south of Marathon, roughly halfway alongside the Florida Keys, whereas ending a 6-night Western Caribbean crusing.

Crew Member Lacking From ms Rotterdam

A crew member has been reported lacking from Rotterdam and search operations have been initiated to try to find the person. Right now, the id – age, gender, crew place, nationality – of the person has not been launched, with a purpose to safeguard their privateness.

“A crew member on Rotterdam was reported lacking after the ship docked in Fort Lauderdale, FL on April 13. A evaluation of closed-circuit TV footage signifies the individual went purposefully overboard round 9:45 p.m. on April 12 whereas the ship was crusing off the Florida Keys. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified and started a search of the realm, which stays underway,” a press release from Holland America Line to Cruise Hive learn.

It isn’t recognized how the crew member was found lacking, although it could be a failure to report for an obligation shift or to test in with a supervisor or roommate. As soon as it was recognized the crew member was not aboard, the ship’s safety footage was reviewed, and the person was seen going overboard on the earlier night.

This element will assist focus search operations, because the ship’s actual location at the moment might be pinpointed. Through the use of recognized climate information and information of native water currents, it’s hoped the search might show profitable.

Right now, each marine and air belongings from the US Coast Guard are concerned within the search 20 miles south of Marathon, Florida. Undoubtedly, Holland America Line can also be offering help to different crew members onboard in addition to impacted relations and associates at this troubling time.

“All of us at Holland America Line are deeply saddened by this incident and our ideas and prayers are with the crew member’s household at this troublesome time,” the cruise line assertion concluded.

No Affect to Sailings

Rotterdam returned to Fort Lauderdale as scheduled on Saturday morning, ending a 6-night Western Caribbean cruise that had departed on Sunday, April 7 and visited Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.

The ship has already departed on its subsequent crusing with no delay. The present cruise is a 14-night one-way repositioning transatlantic crusing from Fort Lauderdale to the ship’s namesake metropolis, Rotterdam, within the Netherlands.

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam Ship (Picture Credit score: StudioPortoSabbia / Shutterstock)

Rotterdam will stay homeported from Rotterdam by mid-October, providing a spread of Norway, Norse Legend, and Viking-themed voyages to prime ports comparable to Alesund, Flam, Bergen, Oslo, Kristiansand, and Sandnessjoen, relying on the precise itinerary and departure date.

Learn Additionally: What Is a Transatlantic Cruise?

The 99,863-gross-ton, Pinnacle-class vessel is the most recent ship within the Holland America Line fleet, and may welcome 2,668 friends at double occupancy, or as many as 4,173 vacationers if totally booked with all berths stuffed. Additionally onboard are roughly 1,050 worldwide crew members.

Cruise Hive’s ideas are with the Rotterdam crew, in addition to the family and friends members of the lacking crew member, at this very troublesome time.

Rotterdam Cruise Ship

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