passenger identified as 36-year-old woman
ABOVE VIDEO: Woman found dead after falling overboard on MSC Meraviglia cruise ship returning to Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – MSC Cruises announced that MSC Meraviglia, sailing out of Port Canaveral, will be delayed 5 hours today due to a “guest emergency” incident on a previous voyage.
“Dear Guests, Embarkation for your cruise will be delayed by at least 5 hours due to a guest emergency onboard the previous cruise. Please postpone your arrival at Port Canaveral by 5 hours. Thank you in advance – MSC Cruises”
The emergency is the result of a woman who fell overboard and was found dead Thursday morning. The 36-year-old woman’s body was recovered from the water approximately 18 miles offshore, according to the US Coast Guard.
The crew performed an immediate search and rescue operation, alongside the US Coast Guard who supported search efforts with boats and a helicopter when they discovered the woman suffered fatal injuries.
The cruise ship was on its way back to Port Canaveral when the incident happened.
The ship docked around 10 a.m. this morning.