U.S. Coast Guard investigators say they have recovered a cruise ship from the ocean and are looking into whether it could have been hijacked, the Miami Herald reported.
The Coast Guard was dispatched to a search area off the Florida coast Saturday to find the ship and find out if it could be used as a weapon, the Associated Press reported.
Investigators have not yet determined whether it was used in a criminal act, but they are investigating whether the ship could be a victim of a hijacking.
The vessel was carrying about 700 passengers and crew when it vanished off the coast of Miami around 7:30 a.m. local time, the Coast Guard said.
It’s unclear whether it ever made it to shore.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.