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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Coast Guard is searching for a woman who fell from a cruise ship Thursday.

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According to the Coast Guard, crew on the Norwegian Pearl reported an unidentified woman had fallen from the deck of the ship at around 7 p.m.

The ship was approximately 22 nautical miles off the coast of Cuba.

The Coast Guard Cutter Alligator and an aircrew aboard a C-130 are assisting in the search for the woman.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines released a statement late Thursday night which states the woman intentionally went overboard.

On Thursday, November 12 during a chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing the Yucatan Channel.  The ship’s crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities. The search for the guest is ongoing. Both the ship and charter company teams are providing support to the family and all impacted guests during this difficult time.

This is the second time in less than two weeks that someone has fallen off a cruise ship.

On Friday, November 6, Bernardo Elbaz fell off a Royal Caribbean ship. 

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The Broward Sheriff’s office said Elbaz intentionally jumped, but his attorney argues he slipped when protesting after Royal Caribbean employees used gay slurs and called him a pedophile.