Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Norwegian Crew Member

Gladys Abbott
July 2, 2018

He was found floating in the water by another vessel operated by Carnival Cruise Line at about 1pm on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Filipino crewmember was seen going overboard about 28 miles northwest of Cuba, in the early morning of June 30, according to the Coast Guard.

Carnival Glory is now on a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean from Miami.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, released a statement that reads in part, "This is nothing short of miraculous". "Kudos to the Carnival Glory team".

Passengers on the Getaway said the ship's captain announced that they were turning the cruise liner around. "We will be disembarking him when we arrive in Cozumel on Monday, for further treatment and care by Norwegian Cruise Line".

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"Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, now deployed in the Bahamas", the Coast Guard said.

But on Sunday, another cruise ship - the Carnival Glory - spotted the man in the sea about 45kms north of Cuba.

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.

"We are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family.", the spokesperson told The Miami Herald.

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