Coast Guard searching for overboard cruise ship passenger off Big Island


The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 30-year-old woman reported overboard from a cruise ship located approximately 750 miles northeast of Hilo, according to the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District in Honolulu.

The Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center was notified about 1 p.m. Wednesday by the crew of the Grand Princess that the woman, identified as an American, was overboard. She was last seen around noon, according to the Coast Guard.

The cruise ship has since changed course and is searching for the missing passenger, according to the Coast Guard. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew was deployed from Air Station Barber’s Point to assist in the search.