US Navy gives up search

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise ship passenger by US Navy in the Pacific Ocean 500 miles off Hawaii called off.

Quantum of the Seas is a Quantum-class cruise ship currently operated by Royal Caribbean International and is the lead ship of her class. At her time of delivery in 2014, Quantum of the Seas was the third-largest cruise ship in the world.

Cruising to Hawaii on this Royal Caribbean voyage was the end for an Australian male passenger missing in the Pacific Ocean about 500 miles from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii today.

The U.S. Coast Card cooperated with Honolulu’s joined rescue coordination center in the search for this passenger.

Coordinated with the Australian Consulate in Honolulu, authorities now decided to give up on the search. The search started Tuesday at 11 pm Hawaii time.

A media statement by The Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu says: “After reviewing all relevant information of the case and discussing with our Australian consulate counterparts as well as with the next of kin, the Coast Guard has made the difficult decision to suspend the active search for the passenger aboard the Quantum of the Seas.”

The Coast Guard received a report from the cruise ship just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the cruise ship crew remained on the scene and searched for the missing passenger for two hours before resuming course for Hawaii island.

The Coast Guard launched its HC-130 Hercules plane Wednesday morning.

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