A women remains missing in the Gulf of Mexico after falling from a Carnival Cruise ship. The accident was reported Sunday when Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken told news outlets that a 44-year-old woman fell from the Carnival Triumph.
The woman apparently fell overboard while the ship was cruising the Gulf of Mexico en route to Cozumel. According to Gulliksen, other passengers reportedly saw the woman go overboard. The ship had departed New Orleans and was on day two of a five-day cruise when the accident occurred.
“All appropriate authorities have been notified and Carnival’s CARE Team is providing support and assistance to the guest’s family,” Gulliksen said in a statement to the Miami Herald on Monday.
Carnival officials said the Triumph is now en route to Cozumel and that the Mexican Navy is now leading the search and rescue operation by sea and air.
This latest fall occurred just four days after another female passenger fell to their death from her cabin balcony while cruising the Carnival Elation. That woman has not yet been identified, but was reported to have died Friday morning.
That ship was sailing from Jacksonville, Florida to the Bahamas. Gulliksen said in regards to that woman, she fell “several” stories onto the deck below. In a statement, he said, “The ship’s medical team responded immediately, but, unfortunately, she passed away.”