Coast Guard Searches for Cruise Ship Crewmember

MIAMI – Coast Guard aircraft and boat crews are searching approximately 24 square miles off Hillsborough Inlet, Fla., for a missing cruise ship crewmember believed to have fallen overboard early Monday morning.

The 28-year-old Chinese national did not report to morning muster at 6 a.m. after the Celebrity Constellation moored in Port Everglades, Fla., around 5:50 a.m. The man was last seen at approximately 5 a.m. Monday.

The crew of the Celebrity Constellation searched the ship immediately after the man was not at the morning meeting. The Coast Guard was notified at 1:40 p.m.

Search and rescue coordinators at Sector Miami launched a rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Fla., and an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Miami.

The Coast Guard searched approximately 1,350 square miles of ocean for a Carnival Glory crewmember believed to have fallen overboard from the cruise ship about 45 miles north of Nassua, Bahamas, Feb. 1.

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