Coast Guard responds to overboard cruise passenger

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

HONOLULU (AP) -- Coast Guard officials say they are sending a rescue plane to waters northeast of Hawaii to respond to reports of a woman going overboard on a cruise ship.

Authorities say crew members aboard the Grand Princess reported Wednesday afternoon that a 30-year-old American woman was overboard in waters about 750 miles northeast of Hilo.

Coast Guard officials say the woman was last seen about an hour earlier.

The Coast Guard says the ship changed its course and is searching for the missing woman.

It's not immediately clear where the ship departed from or where it was headed.

The 1,300-cabin Grand Princess cruise ship is owned by Princess Cruises. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press on Wednesday evening.


 

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