Coast Guard suspends search for cruise ship passengersoutheast of Galveston

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo by Fireman Ross Ruddell.

Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo by Fireman Ross Ruddell

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 26-year-old male Saturday evening who was reported overboard from the Carnival Dream 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.

Search crews covered more than 586 square miles throughout the two day search.

“With our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this young man, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Houston-Galveston. “We would like to thank the three good Samaritan vessels, along with our crews, who faced extreme weather conditions during the search due to

. At the height of the storm, search crews endured winds up to 35 mph, 12-foot seas and incredibly low visibility.”

The search began Thursday evening when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified that a 26-year-old male had gone overboard from the Carnival Dream.

Involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark
  • Cruise Ship Carnival Dream
  • Good Samaritan vessels

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