We have recently learned through multiple news agencies that a South African dancer from the Costa Favolosa has gone missing at sea.
Costa earlier today confirmed earlier today that the crew member did commit suicide by jumping off the ship into the Aegean Sea. It is not yet (or may never be known) why she has committed suicide, but Costa has assured us that both Costa and the Turkish Coast Guard are continuing an investigation. As soon as the captain was informed of the tragic incident, the captain changed course to initiate a search and rescue operation. The Favolosa spent 6 hours searching for the crew member, but to no avail.
Due to the hours of searching, the Costa Favolosa was forced to skip her call in Dubrovnik, Croatia and will now continue to its turnaround port in Venice, Italy.
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