Woman in white dress ‘falls from ship’

A woman reportedly fell overboard from the Carnival Ecstasy on a trip from Nassau, Bahamas to Charleston, South Carolina. Picture: Carnival

A SEARCH is underway in the Bahamas for a woman who apparently fell overboard from a cruise ship.

The US Coast Guard says it has dispatched aircraft and two ships to an area about 43 kilometres southwest of the island of Grand Bahama to look for the 32-year-old woman.

A Coast Guard statement says the woman was seen falling before dawn Wednesday from the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy.

She was wearing a white dress with a pink floral print.

The cruise ship had left Nassau, Bahamas and was en route to Charleston, South Carolina at the time.

The woman’s name and hometown were not released.

The official US Coast Guard release

The official US Coast Guard releaseSource:Supplied