Coast Guard responds to cruise ship Seabourn Quest passenger in the water off Cape Ann

CampbellBOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a woman falling overboard off the cruise ship Seabourn Quest, 10 miles off Cape Ann Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship Seabourn Quest via radio channel VHF-16 at approximately 7 p.m. of a person having fallen overboard.

A 47-Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, the crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, a MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, and the Rockport Harbormaster all responded and searched the area.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. the Rockport Harbormaster, with Emergency Medical Service personnel aboard, recovered the woman.

“We are searched with multiple assets and with partner agencies by sea and air for the woman,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Leavitt, a watchstander at Sector Boston’s command center.

The Seabourn Quest is a 650-foot cruise ship homeported out of the Bahamas. The ship had left Boston Friday afternoon and was bound for Bar Harbor, Maine.

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