STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT MSC DIVINA 18 JUNE

19/06/2014
MSC Cruises regrets to report that a Mexican guest onboard MSC Divina went overboard yesterday (18 June) at approximately 5pm, when the ship was sailing in Brazilian waters between Fortaleza and Recife.
MSC Divina’s crew immediately raised the alarm while the Master alerted the Brazilian authorities to the need to launch the appropriate procedures and to ask for assistance while proceeding with search and rescue measures.
Unfortunately, the guest remains missing, but MSC Cruises continues to offer all possible cooperation and support to the competent authorities.
Guests aboard MSC Divina, which is currently under private charter, have been informed. MSC Cruises remains ready to provide every possible support and assistance to the missing guest’s family and any of the other guests who may require it.
The Brazilian Navy has assumed full control of the search effort and allowed MSC Divina to continue its itinerary.