Saturday, December 27, 2008

Norwegian Pearl Passenger Reported Missing

According to a report on CNN, search crews from the US Coast Guard and Mexico are looking for a woman believed to have fallen from Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl off the Yucatan coast of Mexico. The CNN report includes a statement from NCL spokewoman AnneMarie Mathews that, "Initial reports indicate the guest may have gone overboard while the ship was at sea, east of Cancun."

The husband of Jennifer Feitz, age 33, apparently reported her missing at about 3:40am on Friday and Norwegian Pearl notified the Coast Guard when she was not located on board. The sea search was centered about 15 miles east of Cancun, Mexico and crews from the US and Mexico were expected to work into the night Friday in an attempt to find Feitz.

Norwegian Pearl is on a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise that departed Miami last Sunday and is expected to call at NCL's private island Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas today before returning to Miami tomorrow. The ship's itinerary included an 8am to 5pm port call in Cozumel Thursday, Christmas Day.

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