Passenger Jumps To Death From World’s Largest Cruise Ship Off Florida Coast

Tragedy struck the Icon of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, when a male passenger jumped overboard on Sunday morning, shortly after the vessel set sail from Florida on a seven-day Caribbean cruise. The unidentified man, who leaped from the 20-deck high ship, was later pronounced dead.

The Coast Guard stated that the crew of the cruise ship launched a rescue boat and managed to find the man bringing him back on board. Sadly despite their efforts he did not survive his injuries.

At the time of the incident, the Icon of the Seas was approximately 300 miles away from Port Miami and around 30 to 40 miles north of Santa Lucia, Cuba, according to Cruise Hive. The ship remained stationary for about two hours while the crew assisted the Coast Guard with the search and rescue mission.

Royal Caribbean, the cruise line operating the $2 billion Icon of the Seas, stated that they immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and launched a search and rescue operation. The company’s care team is providing support to the guest’s loved ones during this challenging time.