Chester woman missing from Disney cruise ship in Mexico

Rebecca Coriam
Image caption Rebecca Coriam was reported missing on Tuesday

A British woman has gone missing from a cruise ship off the coast of Mexico.

Rebecca Coriam, 24, from Chester, was working as a youth worker on the Disney Wonder which was three days into a week-long cruise from Los Angeles.

The alarm was raised after she failed to turn up for her shift on Tuesday, sparking a search by the Mexican Navy.

Stephen Mosley, the Conservative MP for Chester, and officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have been liaising with her family.

A spokesman for the FCO said: "A British national has been reported missing in Mexico.

"We are providing consular assistance with the family and are in touch with the relevant organisations and authorities."

According to the AP news agency, investigators from the Bahamas Maritime Authority were meeting the ship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Friday.

'Family want answers'

All three Disney cruise ships are registered in The Bahamas.

Ms Coriam's family contacted their local MP after being alerted to their daughter's disappearance by Disney.

Mr Mosley, City of Chester MP, said it was too soon to speculate about what may have happened to the recent graduate.

"The family just want to make sure there is a full investigation and they want the ship thoroughly searched and to find out what has happened to their daughter," he said.

"Interpol are obviously involved and Bahamas Maritime Authority - they are going to be searching the ship from top to bottom and they just want answers."

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