Karleen Pang, 67 – Overboard Unknown, Cruises Oceana Passenger, September 30, 2007, Time of Death 5:45.
Karleen Pang, age 67, from Southhampton, England was reported as missing by her husband from the P & O Cruises’ Oceana on September 30, 2007.
The ship was off the coast of the United Kingdom at the time.
Crew onboard the Oceana established that the missing woman was probably overboard after unsuccessfully searching the ship for her. She was last seen at around 0545 hours by her husband.
The Oceana was returning to Southampton following a two-day cruise to Zeebrugge in Belgium said a P&O Cruises spokeswoman.
A spokesman for Hampshire police said that the woman had not yet been identified.
A spokesman for P&O Cruises said: “We can confirm that a person was reported missing from their cabin just prior to daybreak this morning as Oceana was approaching Southampton.
A sea search was launched involving RNLI lifeboats and the Coastguard rescue helicopters near Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Pang’s body has been found in the water at Thorne Channel in the Solent near Cowes, Isle of Wight.
The body was picked up by the Calshot RNLI inshore lifeboat and airlifted by the rescue hospital to Southampton General Hospital.
The spokesman added that sea conditions were calm with good visibility when the woman was reported missing while the Oceana was near Calshot, Hampshire.
“Our missing persons procedures were immediately put into action and this included notification of the Coastguard. After a search a person was recovered from the water but was unfortunately pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital. A police investigation is under way with which we are co-operating fully.” Mrs Pang was well known for running a Chinese restaurant in Bournemouth with her husband Chi Ming Pang.
She is survived by her husband and two children.
An autopsy revealed that she died of injuries from the 80 foot fall.
A police investigation has begun.