Elderly tourist is missing after overboard from a cruise ships in Bintan waters. The search and rescue operation for an elderly passenger who had fallen overboard on the Sun Princess cruise ship has been called off. A Carnival Australia spokeswoman said Princess Cruises had confirmed it had called the operation off after the Australian passenger in his 80s went overboard on its way to Port Kelang.
The ship is about 100 nautical miles south east of Singapore on a 12-day voyage from Fremantle to Singapore. It departed on May 13. Sun Princess is a Sun-class cruise ship built in 1995 and operated by Princess Cruises. At the time of her construction, she was one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
The resque unit of the National Agency for Search and Relief (BNPP) Klas A Tanjungpinang until Sunday (20/5/2018) is still doing a search. Jhon himself fell from the ship on Saturday (19/05/2018) or yesterday.
“True, we have been informed that there have been hazardous conditions for human lives that have fallen to sea, and are still searching,” said Head of BNPP Tanjungpinang, Budi Cahyadi. Victims based on information received by BNPP Tanjungpinang experienced incident jatug to sea at the coordinate point 00.37 N – 105. 46 E. About 68 nautical miles southeast of the Kijang shorelines.
The Sun Princes yacht is a Sun class yacht built in 1995 and operated by Princess Cruises. Quoted from the wikipedia page, the weight of this ship is 77,441 GT, 44,193 NT, 8,293 DWT with length 261.31 m (857.3 ft) with dex 15 (10 passengers). Previously, Sun Prinscess came from Asutralia into Indonesian waters since a few days ago.
Thursday or three days ago, the ships stop in Lombok, NTB then continue the journey to the west and had stopped over to Portklang, Malaysia. The ship is called call carrying 1979 foreign tourists.