16th July 07:40 AM
Search called off for woman overboard from Pacific Dawn cruise ship
By Lena Reece
Friday 13/04/2018
Pacific Dawn turned around to begin searching for the woman before the search was called off on Friday morning. [Photo: P&O]

Hopes are fading for a woman missing after she fell overboard from the Australia‑based P&O Pacific Dawn cruise ship in the Coral Sea yesterday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the passenger overboard alert was issued about 4pm and the search continued through the night and this morning.

P&O Cruises spokesman David Jones said the ship continued in a search pattern throughout the night.

He said in a statement that Pacific Dawn will continue searching into this morning while recognising expert advice suggests hopes of survival in the prevailing sea conditions would have diminished significantly during the night.

Source: Stuff.co

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