Cruise ship worker who fell overboard rescued almost a day later

Norwegian Getaway
Coast Guard searching for cruise ship worker who fell overboard

05 July, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard says the unidentified cruise ship worker went overboard from the Norwegian Getaway about 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, on Saturday afternoon.

A crew member for a Norwegian Getaway cruise ship is safe after mysteriously going overboard Saturday afternoon.

"It was nothing short of miraculous", Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a statement.

A crew member for Norwegian Cruise Line probably does after he fell overboard near Cuba, then was rescued nearly a full day later by another cruise ship.

"We slowed down, turned the ship around and maneuvered the Carnival Glory near where the person was in the water", said Capt. Pero Grubješić of the Glory.

A missing crewmember from the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship has been found.

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As far as how the crew member went overboard, that remains under investigation. He was rescued by the Carnival Glory cruise ship, which is operated by the Carnival Cruise Line.

The crewmember was reported is stable condition.

"We're still searching", Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally said Sunday just before 8 a.m.

But on Sunday, another cruise ship - the Carnival Glory - spotted the man in the sea about 45kms north of Cuba. "We are also extremely grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and send our deepest thanks to the crew of Carnival Glory", said a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line in an email.

"Our condolences to the crew member's family", said Lowinger.

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

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