A 69-YEAR-old woman is feared dead after she went overboard on a cruise ship that had left Glengarriff on Tuesday evening.
The American passenger was aboard the MS Amsterdam, which had left Glengarriff and was on its way towards Fort Lauderdale in Florida. She was first reported missing by her family on Wednesday morning when the cruise ship was 240 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland.
Following extensive searches by international coast guards the search was called off last night and the ship continued its journey to Florida and is expected to arrive there on May 16th.
The ship operators Holland America Line offered their sympathies to the woman’s family and friends.
Valentia Coastguard were not involved in the search for the woman as it is outside their remit and a Port of Cork spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.