The Coast Guard suspended its search after 11 hours

The Coast Guard suspended its search for a crew member who went missing from a cruise ship in Juneau just before noon Tuesday.

“We searched 38 nautical miles around the area for about 11 hours and decided to call off the search with no results,” Coastguard Petty Officer Ian Gray said.

Gray offered his condolences to the crew member’s family.

Residents reported seeing an emergency rocket around 11 p.m. Monday, and boats and a helicopter are searching the channel.

Gray said this at 10:45 p.m. On Monday, Holland America reported that a 31-year-old man was missing and “potentially overboard” from the cruise ship.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau launched a response boat twenty minutes later. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka Air Force Base joined the search around 12:40 p.m.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Holland America said dashcam footage showed a crew member “probably overdid it intentionally.”

The cruiser also clarified that the man disappeared with Coningsdam. In an earlier statement, the Coast Guard said the report came from Eurodam, which was also in Juneau helping with the search.