No sign of missing passenger

| 03/01/2014

(CNS): Police said Friday that there is still no sign of 65 year old man who is believed to have fallen from a cruise ship on Tuesday some 13 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman as the ship approached the jurisdiction.  The Canadian national who was reported missing on the 31 December by his wife was last seen around 1am on the morning of New Year’s Eve and discovered missing at around 7:15 later that morning. An RCIPS spokesperson said that they are liaising with the family of the missing person, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, the Canadian Consulate, the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in investigating his disappearance from the cruise ship  ‘Independence of the Seas’.

The ship was travelling from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman when the man was believed to have fallen overboard. A search of the ship followingthe report that he was missing was negative and a close examination of the ships CCTV footage has not assisted with the man’s disappearance.

The RCIPS also conducted a full scale search in the sea around the area where the man may have fallen without success.

“Searches of open water were conducted by the RCIPS Marine unit on Tuesday and Wednesday to no avail. An all ships broadcast alert was also made and repeated on Wednesday,” a police spokesperson said, adding that the investigation continues by the George Town CID.

Any person with information on this matter can call 949 4222 and speak with Detective Inspector Sean Bryan.

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