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Posted: May 17, 2018

Search on for cruise ship crew member who went overboard

By Elyna Niles-Carnes

Local | WFTV

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship crew member who went overboard.

Michael M. Majaba, 37, of the Philippines, was on the MSC Seaside when he went overboard at 1 a.m. Wednesday 8 nautical miles southwest of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Officials said he went overboard from the seventh deck of the Maltese-flagged cruise ship.

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The cruise ship crew launched a search and alerted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center to the situation at approximately 4 a.m., according to a news release.

The cruise ship was transiting from the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico when the incident took place.

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