The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(MIAMI) — Coast Guard crews are searching Tuesday for a 45-year-old crewmember reported missing from Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Oasis of the Seas Monday.
Cruise ship officials contacted search and rescue watchstanders at the District Seven Command Center in Miami to report Dillon Roache, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was reported missing and has subsequently been confirmed overboard during the ships transit from Nassau, Bahamas to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Once notified of the missing crewmember, Oasis of the Seas officers re-traced the ship’s route to search for Roache. The Oasis of the Seas departed from search efforts Tuesday morning and is continuing a modified itinerary.
C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
Royal Bahamian Defense Force boatcrews