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Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral in 2021.

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral in 2021. (Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

(Tribune News Service) — The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a person who was said to have jumped off Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras cruise ship Saturday morning on the way back to Port Canaveral.

The Coast Guard called off the search for 43-year-old Tang Tran on Tuesday morning, the service said in a statement. Tran is thought to have jumped from the ship just after midnight, about 55 miles from Port Canaveral.

The cruise line said it searched for the adult male until the Coast Guard arrived on scene and released the ship to return to port.

“The Carnival Care Team is supporting the guest’s family,” the cruise line said in a statement. “Mardi Gras has arrived to Port Canaveral and will be sailing its next itinerary.”

Mardi Gras is the line’s newest ship that debuted out of the Orlando-area port last summer.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family,” the statement read.

Jpedersen@orlandosentinel.com

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