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Photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman -- The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, one of Carnival Cruise Linesí three largest ships, is positioned off the coast of Monaco in October 2009.

The Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard Thursday night near Galveston, Texas, according to KHOU.

Officials were notified that a 26-year-old man, who was a passenger on the Carnival Dream, had gone overboard around 8:45 p.m. about 47 miles southeast of Galveston. The ship was sailing from Galveston to Cozumel, Mexico on the first day of a four-day cruise.

An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were dispatched to search the area.