On May 24th, a crew member onboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas went overboard.
The ship was forced to cancel its visit to St. Thomas, as it was delayed because of searching for the man. In an effort to locate the missing crew member, closed-circuit video footage was reviewed and then was confirmed that the crew member did in fact go overboard.
The ship's captain made the decision to immediately turn the ship around and retrace its course from Nassau, and also alerted the U.S. Coast Guard as well as the Bahamian Coast Guard of the situation. As of today, the crew member has not yet been located, and the U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search the area.
The ship is currently sailing a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise that departed from Fort Lauderdale on May 22, it will return on May 29 as scheduled. This is the second time this month a RCCL ship has lost a crew member. On May 5, 2010, a crewmember from Explorer of the Seas also went overboard.