47 Year Old Canadian Woman Passenger Aboard Celebration Cruise Line Ship Missing between Grand Bahama & the Florida Coast (Update: Search Called Off)
A 47 year old Canadian woman is missing aboard a Celebration Cruise Line cruise ship. The unnamed woman went missing between the Grand Bahamas and the Florida coast. She was last seen Tuesday evening on the boat’s return voyage from Freeport, Bahamas. According to accounts, they are pretty sure that the woman was on board when the ship left Grand Bahama Island at 8 pm because “every person has to swipe a card” to go on and off the ship, and she hadn’t swiped her card to leave.
Federal and local authorities are investigating a missing female passenger from a Celebration Cruise Line ship at the Port of Palm Beach this afternoon.
The 47-year-old woman, who is identified only as ” a resident of Canada,” was reported missing by her boyfriend at 8 a.m. today after he had not seen her since “1 a.m.,” said Charles Kinnear, president of the cruise line.
Kinnear said the man, who also has not been named, said he left the woman at the gift shop while he went to the casino late last night. He then went back to the cabin to sleep.
When he woke up, the man said, he noticed that she still had not returned. He walked around the ship to see if she had gone to breakfast or something, Kinnear said.
When the man couldn’t locate her, he notified the ship’s crew.
From ABC News, the boyfriend has stated the following regarding the missing woman.Presently the FBI is in charge of the investigation of the missing woman.
The boyfriend told authorities he’d last seen the missing woman at the ship’s gift shop before heading to the casino at around 1 a.m. Tired, he then decided to go to sleep.
The ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Fla., at 7 a.m.
When the boyfriend awoke, he searched the ship. At around 8 a.m., he alerted the ship’s crew, which along with the Coast Guard launched a full search of the ship for the woman.
No trace of the missing woman has been found.
UPDATE I: Search called off for missing Canadian Woman.
The Coast Guard has called off its search for a woman believed to have gone overboard on a Bahamas cruise.
Search and rescue crews trolled the waters between Freeport, Bahamas, and the Port of Palm Beach in Florida for about 84 hours, covering an area of nearly 7,300 square miles. They also did air searches to try and spot the woman from above.