A crew member went overboard from Celebrity Summit on Saturday evening after the ship left San Juan. A crew member witnessed the other crew member jumping overboard at 12:23 am (Sunday, December 25) and reported it to the bridge.
The ship's captain immediately stopped the ship and returned to the location to begin a search. The Coast Guard says they were notified at 12:50am Sunday and began to deploy assets to the scene which was approximately six and a half nautical miles off the northeastern coast of Culebra Island, Puerto Rico.
Later on Sunday the Coast Guard advised Celebrity Summit they would assume control of the search and the ship could resume its voyage to Barbados. On Monday, after searching some 2,000 square nautical miles without finding the woman, the Coast Guard suspended their search.
The complete story appeared in the December 27 (2011) edition of Cruise News Daily.