Norwegian Cruise Line says search for overboard passenger in Mediterranean ended

MADRID  — A cruise operator says a passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman has been called off without her being found.

Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a photographed statement Sunday that said the woman went into the sea Saturday while the Norwegian Epic was sailing from France to Spain.

“Early morning on June 8, a 63-year-old Korean female guest went overboard while the ship was sailing from Cannes, France to Palma de Mallorca, Spain,” the cruise line tweeted.

The short statement says authorities were alerted and a search and rescue operation was launched, but no trace of the woman was seen and the search was abandoned Sunday.

Norwegian Cruise Line (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

“The search has now ceased, and sadly, the guest has not been found. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family during this difficult time,” another tweet said.

Norwegian Cruise Line did not immediately reply to phone calls and emails requesting further information.

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