Update: The crew member has been rescued and is currently in stable conditions: Details
The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching for a crew member who went overboard a cruise ship this afternoon 28 miles northwest of Cuba.
At 3:20 p.m. the Coast Guard 75th District Command Center was notified by Norwegian Getaway that a 33 year old Filipino crew member was seen going overboard.
The search and rescue operation is currently being aided by an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew approximately 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. It is currently unknown at this time what caused the crew member to go overboard.
The U.S. Coast Guard posted the following message on Twitter:
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 30, 2018
Norwegian Getaway is currently on a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean from Miami. The cruise ship is scheduled to arrive back in Miami on Sunday after stopping in Costa Maya, Belize, Roatan, and Cozumel this past week.
Cruise Fever will update this article as more information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with this crew member.