Norwegian Pearl Passenger Is Still Missing

December 27, 2008
Update (Saturday, 6 p.m.) -- A woman who fell from Norwegian Pearl early Friday has still not been located, despite ongoing search efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy. We'll keep you posted as news comes in over the weekend.

The United States Coast Guard has joined the search for a passenger who went missing from Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl early this morning.

According to an official cruise line statement, initial findings indicate that the passenger may have gone overboard while the ship was at sea, east of Cancun, Mexico (the ship was docked in Cozumel earlier in the day). CNN reports that the husband of 36-year-old Jennifer Feitz informed cruise ship personnel of her disappearance at about 3:50 a.m., and that NCL called for Coast Guard help after an initial failed search attempt.

Norwegian Pearl is currently on a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise that departed from Miami on Sunday, December 21. The ship is at sea today and is due in the Bahamas' Great Stirrup Cay tomorrow.

We'll keep you posted.

--by Melissa Baldwin Paloti, Managing Editor