Rescue teams search the seas for missing passenger in Costa Blanca

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OVERBOARD: Norwegian Spirit, one of the cruise ships searching ©Purple Slog Flickr

EIGHT rescue boats and two cruise ships are actively searching for a missing passenger off the coast of Mazarron after they fell into the sea.

The two ships with almost 3,000 passengers on board was due to arrive in Alicante at 7am this morning (Tuesday) having set off from Malaga, but the arrival has been delayed to enable both to help with the search.

According to the Alicante Cruise Terminal authorities, it is understood that the person concerned may have deliberately jumped from the ship, although this hasn’t been confirmed.

The two cruise ships affected are Norwegian Spirit and the Azura, both regular visitors to Alicante and it has not been revealed which vessel the passenger jumped from.

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