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Man Overboard from HAL’s Eurodam Throughout Cruise to Juneau, Alaska

This afternoon the U.S. Coast Guard reported {that a} 31 12 months outdated man apparently went overboard throughout a cruise to Juneau, Alaska final evening.  The Alaskan newspaper KTOO initially reported in error that the lacking man was a passenger. The Coast Guard launch said in pertinent half:

“The Coast Guard is trying to find a lacking man who was final seen close to Juneau, Monday evening.

The Coast Guard continues trying to find the lacking 31-year-old man.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders obtained notification from the Eurodam at 10:45 p.m. that an individual was lacking and had doubtlessly gone overboard.”

The official Coast Guard assertion says that the Eurodam cruise ship contacted the Coast Guard station in Juneau at 10:45 p.m.  The Coast Guard Sector in Juneau dispatched a “45-foot Response Boat-Medium” at 11:05 p.m. and the crew arrived on scene at roughly 11:15 p.m. The Coast Guard Sector in Juneau later launched an Air Station Sitka MH-60 helicopter aircrew at about 12:03 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at roughly 12:40 a.m.

The curious factor about these official instances is that the Eurodam was scheduled to reach in Juneau by 1:00 p.m. and go away by 10:00 p.m. final evening. AIS data (through MarineTraffic) reveals the Eurodam within the port of Juneau by the point that it lastly reported the lacking particular person at 10:45 p.m. (Are there any visitors or crew members on this ship who can verify precisely when the ship arrived in and left Juneau?)

If this data is right, the HAL cruise ship delayed reporting the overboard man (apparently a crew member) till the ship had already arrived at port in Juneau.

It additional seems that the Eurodam was not outfitted with an automated man overboard system (MOB). Automated MOB’s will instantly sign the bridge when somebody goes over the rails of the ship. The system will them routinely observe the particular person within the water, even at evening, through radar and infrared know-how. Cruise ships which should not have this know-how will permit an overboard particular person to go undetected. The bridge officers is not going to understand the overboard particular person lacking and the ship will proceed blindly crusing on. Solely later, when the ship arrives on the subsequent port, will the officers understand that somebody disappeared from the ship (both jumped or was pushed or in any other case fell from the ship).

Few cruise strains have such know-how put in on their fleet of ships. We all know that Disney Cruises and one or two different corporations have put in such methods on a few of their ships. Carnival Company has not invested within the Automated MOB methods on any of its ships on any of its manufacturers.

The Eurodam left Seattle, Washington on August 6, 2022 round 3:00 p.m. It’s roughly 900 miles from Seattle to Juneau by water. It doesn’t seem from any supply the place the lacking man truly went overboard.

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P.S. This isn’t the primary time that an individual has disappeared from HAL’s Eurodam. You’ll be able to watch a particular report by native Miami information station NBC6 right here.

Picture Credit score: Kefalonitis94 – CC BY-SA 4.0 commons / wikimedia.



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