NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The United States Coast Guard is responding to reports of a person who went overboard a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to USCG, a passenger went overboard on the Carnival Valor vessel around 2:28 pm on Wed., Feb. 16. It is unclear how the person ended up in the water.
An aircrew is en route to assist in rescue efforts.
The ship left from Cozumel, Mexico around 3:27 pm on Tues., Feb. 15.
According to other passengers on board, the ship went into a holding pattern while they waited for Coast Guard crews.
In photos shared to Twitter from other passengers, a life preserver can be seen in the water off the side of the ship.
A person reportedly went overboard a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 16.(Viewer Photo)
The ship is expected to dock in New Orleans Thursday morning.
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