The search for the man whose body washes up on a beach in northern Germany has come to a close after a month and a half of searching and recovery operations. A rescue helicopter plucked the body from the water and it was identified as that of a 66 year old passenger who had been missing since December 5th. The passenger boarded the cruise ship the “Serenade of the Seas” in the port of Le Havre, France before heading off for a seven day cruise to Norway and Denmark. He had been sighted on the ship’s CCTV footage the evening of December 4th. The ship made its way back to Le Havre on December 5th, where it was docked for a few hours before sailing on to the nearby port
It’s been almost two weeks since the family of the 47-year-old man who was missing from a first-class cruise ship was first informed that the man was likely lost overboard. All the time, the family was kept informed of the search efforts by the crew of the cruise ship, which was named the Carnival Magic. “It’s not over until it’s over. I’m hopeful that there are others out there that are still alive, that are waiting for help,” Kristy Buckner said via Facebook, which was also used to continue the search.
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On Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard announced that the search for an overboard cruise ship passenger in Northern Europe had come to an end. The search circumstances were severe at the time, and the chances of survival were slim.
Overboard Passengers on the MS Europa Cruise Ship
The Netherlands Coast Guard launched a search effort for an 80-year-old man who had fallen overboard from the MS Europe cruise ship on Monday afternoon, August 16.
The passenger was not located following a thorough search on board the ship, and it is assumed that he disappeared or fell overboard.
The ship was traveling in severe weather near the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Texel in the North Sea at the time. High gusts and waves of 5 to 6 meters were present, making it hazardous to be on the open decks of a cruise liner.
Currently, 5 KNRM reddingbots, the Kustwacht-sleepboot, the -helikopter, and the -vliegtuig are scouring the Noordzee north of Vlieland for a missing passenger. The distance between the golfhoogte and the putting green is 5 to 6 meters. Unwanted scheepvaart is sought for and examined. pic.twitter.com/SpA3y1mBBH
— August 16, 2021, KNRM (@KNRM)
The Coast Guard was informed right away, and a search and rescue effort was started. The guy may have gone overboard around 10 miles northwest of North Texel, where the search began. Based on wind statistics on where he might have drifted, the search area was expanded to 20 square miles.
“Coastguard begins massive search for suspected man overboard about 10 nautical miles north-west of north Texel,” according to the Dutch Coast Guard. The individual is a passenger from the Europa. On board, an inquiry is conducted to see whether the individual is still on board.”
A total of five Royal Dutch Rescue Service (KNRM) lifeboats, one Coast Guard tug boat, one helicopter, and one aircraft searched for the overboard passenger.
Track of the MS Europa Cruise Ship
The MS Europa, according to cruise tracking data, also searched the original region. The cruise liner has already resumed its journey, particularly after the Coast Guard’s search was called off at 5:55 p.m. local time.
The search was called off owing to the treacherous water conditions and the little chance that the guy would survive for long. During this difficult moment, our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.
“At around 17:55, the Coast Guard terminated the SAR operation and evacuated the units,” the Coast Guard said in a statement. The possibility of survival was passed, therefore the whole region was examined as thoroughly as possible under the circumstances.”
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises operates the ship, and the cruise company just recently resumed cruise operations in July.
MS Europa relaunched her cruise operations in Hamburg, Germany, in mid-July, and is now cruising the Baltic Sea, Belgium, and France. The ship is now sailing to Antwerp, Belgium, and is expected to arrive on Tuesday.
The ship has a gross tonnage of 28,890 tons and provides a luxurious sailing experience. The ship was constructed in 1999 and has a capacity of 400 passengers and 285 crew members.
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