The United States Coast Guard continues to search for a male cruise ship crewmember from the Pacific Venus. The 24-year-old crewmember was reported overboard on Saturday after he failed to show up for work. At that time, the ship turned around to look for the man overboard.
The 550-foot cruise ship was located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on its way back to Yokohama, Japan. The cruise ship spent several hours Saturday afternoon before sunset looking for him. Two Coast Guard aircrews searched for hours before landing for the night.
A Good Samaritan vessel, the Japanese training sailing vessel Nippon Maru, answered a call to help through the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) program, and is on scene searching.
The Pacific Venus has notified the missing crewmember’s family in Japan.