Search underway for woman who fell overboard on cruise

Gladys Abbott
January 23, 2018

A 44-year-old woman who was a passenger on the Carnival Triumph went overboard a day after leaving New Orleans.

"To my knowledge, Carnival has not equipped its fleet of cruise ships with automatic man-overboard systems with cameras which would send a signal to the bridge whenever someone goes overboard", Jim Walker of Cruise Law News, wrote. On Friday, a woman aboard a Carnival ship near the Bahamas fell from her cabin's balcony and died.

A woman fell overboard from a Carnival cruise ship en route to Mexico Sunday night - just two days after another woman died when she tumbled off a balcony on board another Carnival vessel. The victim's name was not released.

She fell onto a deck "several" stories below, Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said.

CBS News affiliate WJAX-TV reports the deceased woman was traveling on a four-day cruise from Florida to the Bahamas on the Elation cruise ship.

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Last October a young child fell to her death on the Carnival Glory after falling from a deck on the ship's inside atrium onto a lower deck just as it arrived in Miami.

A search is underway for the passenger.

"The ship's medical team responded immediately, but, unfortunately, she passed away", Gulliksen said in a statement to the Herald.

"We weren't (allowed) off the boat to Freeport until they investigated it. They were taking pictures [and everything]", the text message read.

The incident is the second involving a Carnival Cruise Lines passenger to garner headlines over the weekend.

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