Personal Injury Attorney Michael Ehline Says U.S. Coast Guard Still Looking for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

Posted: August 24th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Legal and Law | Comments Off on Personal Injury Attorney Michael Ehline Says U.S. Coast Guard Still Looking for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

Missing at sea is a not too uncommon situation a passenger can be faced with, according to cruise ship attorney Michael Ehline, of Ehline Law Firm PC.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, they are still searching for a 65-year-old woman who was reported missing from the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship early Tuesday.

The Coast Guard reported that the 65-year-old woman who was a passenger on the San Diego and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico cruise, via the Celebrity Millennium, was reported missing early Tuesday when she did not show up for a customs check.

According to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Henry Dunphy, the 65 year old woman was seen on the cruise ship after it stopped at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, while in transit, but was found to be missing in San Diego. She was reported missing at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and her name is currently not being released.

“These types of situations are not uncommon on cruises”, says attorney Ehline, who runs a boutique injury law firm in Southern California. Ehline also said this could very well be another missing at sea case.

The USCG petty officer stated that it is possible that the woman went overboard and the Coast Guard is searching the 175 miles of the cruise ship route from Cabo San Lucas to San Diego. The Coast Guard reported that they used a HC-130 Hercules airplane that left Sacramento Tuesday and stopped after sunset. Wednesday the Coast Guard began using ships to search the water, along with planes.

According to FBI spokesman, Darrell Foxworth, investigators from their agency are also investigating the 65-year-old woman’s disappearance. So far, there is no evidence of foul play.
The cruise according to authorities began in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with San Diego as its first U.S. port of call after stopping in Cabo San Lucas, with its final destination Vancouver, British Columbia.

According to attorney Ehline, the Miami based Celebrity Cruises, has not made any statements about the woman’s disappearance. San Diego cruise ship injury attorney Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC, is watching the situation closely and knows this is an all too common event on cruise ships for passengers and crew members. Michael Ehline, is confident that the U.S. Coast Guard is using every resource possible to find the missing older woman.

Attorney Ehline says that: “Although no lawsuit has been filed, and there is no case number, if the family of the victim sought relief in court, missing at sea cases are difficult, and require the experience, knowledge and skill of a personal injury lawyer experienced in admiralty, maritime laws.”

Ehline is called upon often by victims and lawyers in other states to assist in cases involving negligence of the cruise lines. Contact Ehline Law Firm PC at: 633 W 5th St #2890, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213.596.9642; 6700 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 275, Long Beach, CA (562) 342-9092; 21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 515, Torrance, CA 90503 (424) 233-0709; 11500 West Olympic Boulevard #400a, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (424) 217-1319. An experienced lawyer is available to discuss you brain injury, burn injury, or wrongful death, or even missing at sea on a cruise ship case.

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