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American man goes missing from his Caribbean cruise Thursday morning

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It’s too soon to comment on the impact of the still unsolved situation, but the cruise line’s reputation for stability and safety is likely to be impacted for at least the short term.

— Samantha Shankman

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Washington state man who has gone missing from a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad says two ships and a helicopter have been dispatched to search for the 42-year-old man, whose name has not been released. The man’s wife reported him missing from the Holland America Line cruise ship Eurodam. The ship was traveling from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Bahamas when the man disappeared early Thursday.

Holland America said in a statement that the ship turned around and has joined the search for the missing passenger. The ship left Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday for a seven-day cruise.

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