Crews search for missing Carnival cruise passengers

Posted on: 10:47 am, May 9, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:19am, May 9, 2013

SYDNEY, Australia – A search and rescue operation is underway for two people missing from a Carnival cruise ship Thursday.

Authorities were alerted when a 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman didn’t claim their luggage.

The cruise ship docked in Sydney at the end of a 10-day journey.

The two missing people were sharing a cabin and traveling with family and friends on the pacific island cruise.

It’s believed they may have fallen overboard.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding their disappearance.

A search was ordered around 60 miles off the coast of central New South Wales.