As you’ve all probably heard by now, a passenger on the Mad Decent Boat Party went overboard last night. While details remain scarce, we do know that the search is still ongoing and that the United States Coast Guard is involved. It’s also worth noting that the guest “intentionally” jumped off the ship and that the reasons for this act are still unknown. Here is the full statement from the cruise line, Norwegian:
“On Thursday, Nov. 12, during a chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing the Yucatan Channel. The ship’s crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities. The search for the guest is ongoing. Both the ship and charter company teams are providing support to the family and all impacted guests during this difficult time.”
Mad Decent Boat Party also released a statement on its Facebook page:
“We are deeply saddened by the news that one of our guests on our current cruise went overboard on November 12. The Coast Guard is now leading all search and rescue efforts and the ship is enroute back to Miami. The safety and security of our guests and the ship’s crew is our number one priority, all appropriate safety precautions will continue to be taken for this and all of our events. Our hearts go out to the family and all involved in this incident, and we will continue to support those affected during this difficult time.”
TMZ released the audio of the Captain’s announcement and you can listen to that below.
The situation is still developing and out of respect of friends and family of the passenger, we encourage you to refrain from making jokes.