Update Posted September 27, 2015 – by Steve Edwards – Travel Reporter – Daily Voice News
Update: Body of Woman Washes Ashore
FBI investigation continues as a fisherman found the body of a woman that is suspected of being the passenger from the SeaBoune Quest who fell overboard. Previous reports that the body had been recovered were incorrect. The FBI investigation continues, now at increased intensity with the assumed discovery of the body. The Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office reportedly plans to perform an autopsy on the 59-year-old woman’s body.
FBI investigation begins. The recovery of the body of a female passenger who ended up overboard on the SeaBourn Quest has resulted in an investigation by the FBI. @StephanieFOX25
Passenger Overboard on Boston to Bar Harbor Cruise
Travel News: On Friday 11 September 2015, the Coast Guard responded to distress calls from a cruise ship about a Seabourn Quest passenger overboard. It was approximately 1900 hours or (7 PM) when the Quest reported that a female passenger had fallen overboard. The location of the Quest at the time of the report was approximately 10 nautical miles offshore Massachusetts.
Coast Guard search and rescue assets from CG Station Gloucester departed immediately to aid in the search. Assets used were the CG Cutter Campbell, an MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew, plus vessels and EMS personnel from the Rockport Harbormaster. The woman was located at approximately 2030 hours (8:30 PM). At the moment of locating the woman who had fallen overboard the mission became one of recovery instead of rescue.
The name of the cruise ship was the Seabourn Quest, which is 650 foot in length. The ship had departed from the port of Boston Friday afternoon. The destination was Bar Harbor, Maine. The homeport of the Quest, which operates under Panamanian registry is the Bahamas.
While no foul play is reported, Coast Guard officials will meet the Quest when it docks in Bar Harbor Maine to complete the required reports and determine what level of inquiry must be made into the incident.
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