Two cruise ships are currently operating a search and rescue for a crew member who went overboard earlier this morning when the cruise ship was sailing near St. Thomas.
The unidentified crew member went overboard from MSC Seaside and the cruise ship is currently being assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Carnival Cruise Line (Carnival Glory) also has a cruise ship in the area and is aiding in the search for the him.
It is unknown at this time why the crew member went overboard. The rescue effort has been hampered by rough water and 30 mph winds.
Several updates were posted online about the search and rescue efforts.
So we are supposed to be in Puerto Rico but a crew member went missing last night so we are patrolling the ocean to fine him or her. ? #mscseaside
— jsmith84poker (@jsmith84poker) May 16, 2018
Según nos indica un pasajero a bordo del MSC SEASIDE una persona callo al mar y se encuentran buscándolo junto al CARNIVAL GLORY al sur de St. Thomas, USVI.
Aquí los mapas de la posición actual de los cruceros.
— CRUCEROS PUERTO RICO (@CrucerosPR) May 16, 2018
— David Feller (@davefeller) May 16, 2018
MSC Seaside is currently on a seven night cruise out of Miami to the Caribbean. The cruise ship was originally scheduled to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico today but has remained at sea.