MSC Crewmember Overboard – May 15, 2018 reports that a crewmember of the MSC Seaside went overboard the night of May 15 (last night).

Apparently the law firm was notified by a passenger aboard the vessel.

Per the report, MSC Seaside “used spotlights to search for the crew member starting around 3 A.M. and continuing throughout the night. The captain of the ship made an official announcement around 7 A.M., followed by a second announcement this morning stating that the search was continuing.”

The crewmember has been identified as a 37 year old male.

Per, “watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence, launched a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement boat from Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen that are currently on scene searching.

The MSC Seaside continues to search on scene. The cruise ship was transiting from the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico when the incident took place.”

Passengers and crewmembers do go overboard on occasion, prompting quick response from the ship’s crew as well as from the Coast Guard or other state/local agencies.