On June 30, a crew member who fell overboard a cruise ship has been miraculously rescued after spending 22 hours at Sea.
The crew member has been identified as 33-year-old man who fell overboard a Norwegian Cruise Line. The crew member was rescued after 22 hours by a Carnival cruise ship almost at 30 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, a province in western Cuba.
Search and rescue
The crew member was spotted falling into the Sea from a Norwegian Getaway ship and the U.S Coast Guard was notified about the incident. Within a short time, they initiated a search and a rescue operation to locate the missing crew member by dispatching a HC-133 Ocean Sentry plane from Miami.
Medical assistance was offered to the injured man and he was reported to be in a stable condition.
Rescued by cruise ship
The unnamed crew member was miraculously spotted alive on July 1, about 21 miles north of Cuba by people on board a Carnival ship on the final day of their cruise.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, told: “This is nothing short of miraculous. Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer.”
A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson said, “We are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family. We are also extremely grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and send our deepest thanks to the crew of Carnival Glory.”
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Source: London Evening Standard