The coast guard has suspended its search for a passenger who went missing from a Carnival cruise ship.
According to numerous media outlets, a 43-year-old man (identified as Tang Tran) reportedly jumped overboard near Florida as the Carnival Mardi Gras ship was heading back to Port Canaveral.
The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for Tang Tran, a 43-year-old man, who went missing Saturday, approximately 63 miles east of Melbourne, Florida. https://t.co/w6uPfkSGsz pic.twitter.com/NKoL8oE7fW— CoastGuardNews (@CoastGuardNews) April 19, 2022
The coast guard searched 2,078 square miles over 58 hours before calling the search off.
“This evening, I made the difficult decision to suspend the search for Mr. Tran,” Mark Vlaun, Commander of the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, said in a statement. “We are grateful to Carnival for the swift response and support to the family. Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Tran’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
According to Florida Today, the Mardi Gras is Carnival’s newest and largest ship with 17 decks. The ship sails on six, seven, and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean.