Missing cruise passengers fell overboard

Last updated 02:28 10/05/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Australian fitness star Kayla Itsines' partner charged with prescription drug possession Karen Ristevski body: The 'shovel man' story that's got Mount Macedon talking The strange route Benjamin Netanyahu took to get from Singapore to Sydney Church funded abuser's three-year fight not to be extradited to NZ Daughter tried to stop Haydar Haydar stabbing his wife, court told Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd scolds Benjamin Netanyahu amid Australia visit Father of Australia mall plane crash victim also killed in air disaster Tanami Nayler 'tried to run' for her life before she was killed by drunk NZ driver Man jailed for 11 months after bashing a kangaroo to death in Australia Turnbull tirade against UN over Israel extends to New Zealand - raised with English on leaders visit

A search is continuing off Australia's coast for two people reported missing from a cruise ship when it docked in Sydney on Thursday.

Paul Rossington, 30, and Kristen Schroder, 27, went overboard about 8.50pm (10.50pm NZT) on Wednesday, police said after reviewing the ship's CCTV.

Police and Australian Search and Rescue aircraft and marine  vessels are continuing their search throughout the night in an area  approximately 60 nautical miles east of Forster.

Police Marine Area Commander Mark Hutchings earlier said it was not known whether the pair jumped off the ship or fell overboard, although it is understood their disappearance isn't  considered suspicious.

None of the other 2680 people on the cruise ship is believed to  have witnessed the incident, he added.

The luxury cruiser Carnival Spirit is operated by Carnival, which in recent years been plagued by a series of high-profile  problems.Last year, 32 people were killed when another of its ships - the  Costa Concordia - ran aground off the coast of Italy.

Passengers cruising the Indian Ocean on the Costa Allegra were left without working toilets, running water or air conditioning for  three days after a fire cut the ship's power.

In February this year, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph spent five days without power in the Gulf of Mexico after an  engine-room fire.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content