Missing cruise ship staffer found in West Bay

Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez

Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez, the Cuban national who went missing from a cruise ship on March 22, has been located by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Ms. Perez, 34, was located on Tuesday in West Bay and is currently in police custody pending an investigation by the Immigration Department.

Ms. Perez is a crew member on the Panama-registered MSC Opera, which arrived in Grand Cayman’s port on March 22 and departed later the same day. Ms. Perez did not board the ship in time for its departure and was missing for a week before the police found her in good health.

The Immigration Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and will determine whether charges will ultimately be brought.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued a public advisory regarding Ms. Perez on March 28 and asked the public for any information it might have regarding her whereabouts.

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