The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a missing Carnival Victory crew member who reportedly went overboard July 4 about 30 miles northwest of Cuba.
After searching approximately 2,600 square nautical miles for more than 45 hours, officials were unable to locate the crew member.
“We’ve been in contact with the crew member’s family throughout our search efforts and know this is a very difficult time for them,” said Michael Mullen, search and rescue mission coordinator for the Coast Guard 7th District. “Suspending a search is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make as first responders, and it is never made lightly.”
Involved with the search were the Coast Guard Cutters Charles Sexton and William Trump with Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane aircrews. The Cuban Border Guard also conducted searches.
According to Carnival’s website, the Victory is based out of Miami.
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