Published December 31, 2013
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Islands authorities are searching for a passenger who has gone missing from a cruise ship.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Force says a cruise line passenger was reported missing Tuesday morning and search operations are underway.
Royal Caribbean Cruises says the male passenger was reported missing by a relative when the Independence of the Seas vessel was docked at Grand Cayman. Company spokeswoman Tracy Quan says the person was last seen entering his room just before midnight.
The missing passenger's identity and nationality was not disclosed by the company or police.
The ship is on a six-night Caribbean cruise that departed from Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.
On Saturday, a Canadian man leapt from a Royal Caribbean ship off Puerto Rico. Rescuers have ended their search for him.