Coast Guard aircraft searching for missing cruise ship passenger

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:

(MIAMI) — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing passenger from the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl about 15 miles east of Cancun, Mexico, Friday.

Thirty-six-year-old Jennifer Feitz’s husband reported her missing to cruise ship security personnel around 3:50 a.m. Friday. Cruise ship personnel conducted a comprehensive search of the ship with negative results and contacted the Coast Guard for assistance.

Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators in Miami launched an Air Station Miami HU-25 Falcon jet crew to search. A C-130 fixed-wing aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., is scheduled to assist in the search.

The Mexican government has a helicopter crew and three surface-asset crews to also searching for the missing woman.

By Professional Mariner Staff