Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that a passenger on the Carnival Fantasy went missing during a cruise to the Western Caribbean.
"While Carnival Fantasy was en route to its scheduled call of Progreso, Mexico, a male guest was reported missing," reads a statement from the cruise line obtained by Fox News.
"Several announcements have been made and a shipwide search is underway to locate the guest. All appropriate authorities have been notified and Mexican authorities are providing assistance with the shipboard search."
The ship had originally left from Mobile, Ala., on Saturday for a five-night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship left Progreso at its scheduled time on Monday, though the cruise line has not yet indicated whether the search has been called off, the Associated Press reported.
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News of the missing passenger follows a similar incident from Dec. 14, during which Carnival Cruise guest Thomas McElhany went overboard approximately 35 miles south of Islamorada, Fla., during the Victory's trip back to Miami after a four-night cruise that made stops in Key West and Cozumel.
The United States Coast Guard suspended its search on Dec. 16 for the 26-year-old passenger. The previous day, representatives for the cruise line told Fox News that "the facts surrounding this unfortunate incident indicate it was an intentional act."