Natasha Colreavy Schofield, 47, from Brisbane, Australia went overboard on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1600 hours AEST, aboard P&O Cruises’ cruise ship Pacific Dawn.
Pacific Dawn turned around to follow the course it was on at the time of the incident.
The Australian Maritime Safety Bureau (AMSA) and New Caledonia authorities have issued a call for nearby vessels to assist in the search. An AMSA spokeswoman said there are no other rescue boats tasked in the search with the cruise ship alone left to trawl the area.
If Schofield is not found alive, she will be added to the Cruise Ship Deaths website
This case was originally post to the Cruise Bruise Blog