The Harmony of the Seas operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises left Fort Lauderdale on its way to the Dutch port of St. Maarten in the Caribbean.
Now the U.S. Coast Guard stated on Wednesday it was searching for a British crew member who went overboard from a Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Arron Hough, 20, went overboard 430 km off the northwest of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Coast Guard 7th District revealed in a telephone interview.
The Coast Guard said it continued its search for Hough with an airplane and cutter ship.
Royal Caribbean Cruises said the missing person was a member of the “entertainment team” onboard Harmony of the Seas and that he did not show up for work on Tuesday.
“We are saddened to report that after a review of the ship’s closed-circuit camera footage, he was observed entering an area on Deck 5 at around 4 am and was not seen again”, Royal Caribbean reported.
The UK Foreign Office said it was providing assistance to the family of the missing person, according to a statement cited by Sky News.