When we post about news like this it usually doesn’t end up so good. In this case, we’re glad to report that a woman cruising on the Norwegian Epic was rescued after falling overboard on Tuesday evening. What makes this even more of a miracle is that she fell at night when it would be very difficult to spot anything in the ocean.
Norwegian Epic Overboard Miracle
So according to several reports, the woman who was cruising on Norwegian Epic which is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line was taking a “selfie” before she fell overboard. It isn’t clear exactly how this occurred but she was on the open deck at the time and balancing on the railings.
The cruise line sent out a statement to ABC News:
“On the evening of Tuesday, March 6, 2018 a report was made that a guest aboard Norwegian Epic had gone overboard, while the ship was sailing near the Bahamas. As soon as the report was made, the ship maneuvered to allow the crew to begin a search. After recovery, the guest was taken to the onboard medical facility for evaluation”
In video footage posted online, the rescue boat from NCL Epic can be seen returning after an extensive search at night. Thankfully they found the woman and she was provided medical attention and survived. Watch Below:
The ship’s crew responded quickly by launching a rescue operation and the captain stopped the vessel. As most passengers were thinking the worst, the woman was pulled from the water onto the ships tender boat. It’s being called a miracle as in most cases like this don’t end well.
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At the time Norwegian Epic was sailing in the Bahamas and coming to an end after departing the final port of call of Nassau the day before. The ship was on a 4-night Bahamas cruise which came to end on March 7. When NCL Epic arrived at its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida she was taken to Hospital where she’s expected to recover well.
Norwegian Epic is one of the largest in the fleet at over 155,000 gross tons and having a passenger capacity of over 4,200.