Update, 10:10 a.m. EDT: Carnival has issued a statement saying the woman was suspected to have gone overboard at approximately 11 p.m. CDT Monday, after another guest reported hearing a splash sound in the water to a crewmember. A cabin-by-cabin check was conducted, which confirmed a missing female guest.
The Coast Guard told the AP that the passenger, a 50-year-old woman, was reported overboard by the Carnival Cruise Lines ship at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday. According to CNN, crewmembers heard a loud splash and began search procedures. At the time, the ship was located 75 miles southwest of Pensacola, Florida.
The ship is currently sailing a five-night Western Caribbean cruise that departed yesterday from Mobile. Today is a scheduled sea day. The cruise will end Saturday in Mobile after calls on Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.