Bob Horn Passenger Cruise Ship Death Overboard Black Watch

Bob Horn, 69 – Overboard Rough Seas, Black Watch Passenger, January 30, 2014, Time of Death is unknown.

Time of Cruise Ship DeathBob Horn, 69, from Grindon, a retired journalist for the Sunderland Echo, fell overboard during rough seas off the coast of South America, while sailing aboard Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s Black Watch on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Grindon is a suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in the United Kingdom

The Black Watch cruise ship had left Montevideo, Uruguay and was 70-miles off coast of Brazil when Bob Horn fell overboard while sailing to South America with his brother David Horn.

Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s spokesperson said that Bob Horn’s body was sighted in the water, floating. Due to high seas and winds, the Black Watch was unable to search for or rescue Mr. Horn.

Horn was a member of the Sunderland Branch of National Union of Journalists, where he was elected and served as Treasurer for more than 50 years until his retirement in 2004

UPDATE: June 27, 2014
Posthumously, the Sunderland Branch of National Union of Journalists awarded Bob Horn the Gold Badge, only the second in history to receive the Gold Badge posthumously. His family accepted the award for Mr. Horn.