Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Crew Member Almost A Day Later

The Carnival Glory came to the rescue over the weekend where a crew member from another cruise ship was overboard in the Caribbean near Cuba.

Usually, when something like this happens it doesn’t end up good but for a change, we have a miraculous rescue from the Carnival cruise ship.

Overboard Crew Member

First, let’s start with the 33-year-old Filipino crew member who went overboard the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship. The crew member was overboard the Norwegian Cruise Line operated ship at around 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The ship was sailing from her last port of call in Cozumel towards the homeport in Miami, Florida with a scheduled arrival back on July 1.

We posted about this earlier on Cruise Hive and we weren’t expecting a good outcome which unfortunately happens when it comes to a cruise ship overboard. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified after 3 PM on Saturday and a sentry airplane was launched first to start search operations. More Coast Guard assets joined the search not long after.

Carnival Glory to the Rescue

After searching for almost 24 hours a hotel steward on Carnival Glory spotted the crew member around 21 miles north of Cuba in the water. The bridge officers were immediately alerted and launched a lifeboat to pick up the man.

The Coast Guard has stated that the yet to be named crew member is in a stable condition but an investigation into what happened is ongoing. It’s just a miracle that the worker was found and just amazing news for family and friends.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:

“This is nothing short of miraculous. Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer.”

Carnival Glory was actually at the start of a 7-night western Caribbean cruise which is the same as the Norwegian Getaway, the vessel which the crew member was overboard from. The NCL ship was coming to the end of the week-long voyage. Both ships are based out of PortMiami, Florida.

We’ve posted about a miraculous rescue like this in the past when a male cruise passenger from Oasis of the Seas was rescued by Disney Magic back in 2015.


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