Cruise Ship

Liberty Of The Seas

Incident Type

Crew / Passenger Deaths (Overboard)

Date of Accident

April 4, 2024

Location of Accident

En route back to Florida, between Cuba and Grand Inagua Island, Bahamas

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On April 4, 2024, a tragic incident occurred aboard Liberty Of The Seas when a 22-year-old male passenger was observed going overboard by family members while the ship was navigating between Cuba and Grand Inagua Island, Bahamas.

Details of the Incident

The passenger’s sudden decision to jump from an open deck was witnessed by his father and brother, prompting immediate action from the ship’s crew. A comprehensive search and rescue operation was launched in coordination with the US Coast Guard, involving both sea and air assets. Despite these efforts, the young man was not found.

Operational Context

This heartrending event unfolded during the final leg of Liberty Of The Seas’ 4-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise, adding a somber note to the voyage’s conclusion. The incident underscores the importance of safety and vigilance on cruise ships and the critical role of swift emergency responses.

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