Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Norwegian Crew Member

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Norwegian Crew Member

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reporting that a Carnival cruise ship rescued a crew member today who went overboard on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship yesterday.

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The crew member was found and rescued by Carnival Glory 21 miles north of Cuba.  The crew member was seen going overboard on Norwegian Getaway yesterday afternoon.

The search and rescue operation was aided by the U.S. Coast Guard which launched several aircraft (HC-144 Ocean Sentry and Clearwater HC-130 Hercules) and a Cutter.  The crew searched over 1,630 square miles before finding the crew member, a 33 year old male Filipino.

The crew member is currently in stable condition and the incident is also under investigation.

The U.S. Coast Guard posted the following tweet after the successful rescue operation.

Carnival Glory Captain discusses the rescue operation:

Carnival Glory is currently on a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean from Miami. The ship departed Miami yesterday afternoon with today being the first sea day of the voyage.

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Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Norwegian Crew Member


  1. So it WASN’T the Coast Guard who spotted him, but passengers on Carnival Glory!!? Amazing that they were close enough to see him!!

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