Woman missing from Mobile-based cruise ship

Published 8:46 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a woman who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship based in Mobile.

The Coast Guard says a 50-year-old woman was reported overboard by the Carnival Holiday shortly at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday. The ship was located about 75 miles southwest of Pensacola, Fla., at the time.

Carnival Corp. declined immediate comment, and the Coast Guard didn’t provide additional details on what happened.

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The Holiday carries 1,452 passengers on cruises to the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s due back in Mobile on Saturday.