Cruise Ship Man Overboard Dies off Australia


The Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas was sailing towards Noumea, New Caledonia, when a man was seen falling overboard at about 2am on Saturday.

The ship was turned and life rings were deployed, but the man was found dead. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority was involved in the search.

The ship was 550km east of Brisbane at the time on its way to Noumea from Sydney. The fall was captured on closed-circuit TV. The cruise company is providing support to the man’s friends and family.



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