Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger off Palm Beach, Fla.

7th Coast Guard District NewsMIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday evening for a 47-year-old women who went overboard off the cruise ship Bahamas Celebration during a transit from Freeport, Bahamas, to Palm Beach, Fla., early Wednesday.

The search covered an area of 7,296 square miles, and spanned 84 hours.

Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified by the captain of the cruise ship Bahamas Celebration of the report of a missing female passenger. Crewmembers aboard the Bahamas Celebration searched the cruise ship for the women and reported negative results.

Assisting in the search were:

  • 7th Coast Guard District search and rescue coordinators
  • Coast Guard Sector Miami search and rescue coordinators
  • Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
  • Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami
  • Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Fla.
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher
  • A Florida Air National Guard aircrew from Jacksonville, Fla.
  • A boatcrew from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
  • An aircrew from the Bahamian Air and Sea Rescue Association (BASRA)

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