Queen Mary 2 crew banned from drinking after chef 'throws himself overboard'

Chilean chef Favio Onate Ordenes had reportedly been drinking when he disappeared from the ship

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Three Queens - Southampton

Staff on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship have reportedly been banned from drinking alcohol after a chef threw himself overboard.

Favio Onate Ordenes, 26, had reportedly been drinking when he disappeared in the early hours of Saturday morning.

One crew member told the Daily Telegraph: "He was crying and screaming that he wanted to throw himself off. None of his friends believed him or took him seriously.

"He was put to bed and everybody left. Apparently he woke up again and went from his room on deck B all the way to deck seven."

Passengers and crew searched for Ordenes when he failed to report for his shift but the search was called off on Sunday night.

A crew member told the newspaper that "alcohol has been banned" and "all 'deck privileges' have been taken away".

The sailing from Southampton continued to New York after anchoring in Halifax on Monday, the Independent reports.

Four members of staff have resigned following the incident.

In April, a cruise passenger died after falling from Cunard's Queen Elizabeth ship.

The traveller, who was not named, fell from a tender (small boat) while boarding the ship which was docked in Cambodia.

Cunard said: "Two of our crew members reacted very quickly and jumped in to rescue her.

"She was then taken to the medical centre but despite our very best efforts, she died."

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