|The Norwegian Epic cruise ship. Reuters|
By Jung Min-ho
A Korean tourist is missing after falling from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea, Saturday.
According to media reports, the woman, 63, went overboard from the Norwegian Epic, which was sailing from Cannes in France to the Spanish island of Mallorca, at around 1 a.m.
Family members said she had last been seen wearing pink pajamas on her balcony. They said she could not swim.
Cruise Norwegian, the ship operator, said the captain ordered a search operation as soon as the report was made. The search stopped after dark and the ship headed to its destination.
Rescue workers from Mallorca continued the search the next day, but the woman was not found.
"As soon as the report was made, the authorities were notified and a search and rescue operation ensued," a company spokesman said in a statement.
"The search has now ceased, and sadly, the guest has not been found. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual's family during this difficult time."