Queen Mary 2 crewmember missing off Newfoundland coast

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LONDON – The Queen Mary 2 is searching for a crew member who went overboard Saturday morning off the coast of Newfoundland.

The cruise line, Cunard, said that the ship has turned around to retrace its voyage to search for the missing person, but is being hampered by foggy weather.

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“We have clearly established that the crew member went overboard earlier this morning,” Cunard said in a statement.

Cunard did not provide details of the incident but says it is working closely with local authorities.

Passengers have been tweeting details of the search from the deck of the ship.

We all feel completely helpless here on the #QM2 the captain & crew are being incredible but so horrendous when it’s so close to home 💔

— EMB (@ellenmay242) August 15, 2015

Captain has just announced that the second leg of our search has commenced. #qm2 #queenmary2

— Konstantin Binder (@londonleben) August 15, 2015

#SAR #NorthAtlantic, clear from photos today fog is restricting visual search from #QueenMary2 of #QM2 crewmember. Ageless #seamanship.

— HBMG (@TheNewOcean) August 15, 2015

Weather remains unchanged. #qm2 #queenmary2 pic.twitter广州桑拿网/0U6ye7Wzq9

— Konstantin Binder (@londonleben) August 15, 2015

The Queen Mary 2, Cunard’s flagship, was travelling from Southampton to New York and is due to stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday.

Christened in 2004, the ship is 345 metres long, has 19 decks and carries 2,620 passengers.

Described by Cunard as “wonderfully grand,” the ship boasts the largest dance floor at sea, a luxurious 3D cinema, a planetarium and a classical music venue. Fares on the current cruise range from 1,599 pounds (CDN$3,275) to 4,849 pounds (CDN$9,930).

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