Coast Guard searches Gulf for missing cruise ship passenger

February 17, 2022 GMT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing cruise ship passenger in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard said it received a called Wednesday afternoon that a 32-year-old African American woman had fallen overboard from the Carnival Valor cruise ship about 150 miles (240 kilometers) offshore of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Officials did not immediately release additional details.