Cruise Passenger Reportedly Fell Overboard Amidst Fjord Sailing: Officials

A passenger went overboard from MSC Cruises’ MSC Euribia ship while the ship was sailing through Norway’s Sognefjorden, the country’s longest and deepest fjord, around 3:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, according to Norwegian officials. 

A rescue operation was carried out near Flam, a village in southwest Norway, and a helicopter took the passenger to a hospital, HRS Southern Norway said in a statement posted to social media. 

No one else was missing in the incident. 

HRS Southern Norway didn’t give an update on the passenger’s condition. 

The incident happened during a seven-night cruise that left from Germany, according to Cruise Hive, a cruising news site. 

The outlet reported that the ship had planned to dock all day Thursday in Flam.

The ship reportedly stopped a little more than 50 miles west-northwest of Flam after the man went overboard, and turned around. 

No other details about how the man fell off the ship have been revealed. 

The outlet said the ship has mainly stayed on schedule despite the incident, and is expected to arrive back in Kiel, Germany, on Saturday. 

Digital has reached out to MSC Cruises and the Norwegian Central Rescue Service.

Another MSC Euribia passenger went overboard in March after the 23-year-old messaged his wife that he felt seasick after the ship had left Southamption, England. 

“A passenger on board MSC Euribia went overboard on 16 March as the ship was sailing to Hamburg,” MCS Cruises told FOX Business at the time. “This was reported to the authorities. The police in Southampton boarded the vessel today and investigated on behalf of the coroner. We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we will refrain from disclosing any additional information.”