Cruise employee rescued by different ship day after falling overboard
Jul 05 2018
A cruise ship worker who was thought to have treaded water for 22 hours after going overboard is recuperating after being picked up by another passing cruise ship, authorities say.
But a cabin steward from the Carnival Glory spotted the crewmember in the water around 1:20 p.m. Sunday.
The Glory continued on to Cozumel for a seven-day cruise.
A cruise ship crew member fell overboard and was rescued by another passenger vessel passing by after almost 24 hours at sea.
The man was not injured and is reportedly in a stable condition.
Officials dispatched a plane to help search for the unidentified crew member.
Norwegian Getaway is now sailing a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean and due to return to Miami on Sunday.
First, let's start with the 33-year-old Filipino crew member who went overboard the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship. When found on Sunday, he had drifted 26 miles from the search area and was around 21 miles north of Cuba.
We were first notified of the incident when an oncoming guest stated that the Getaway has been delayed because a crew member went overboard. "We are also extremely grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and send our deepest thanks to the crew of Carnival Glory".
The Carnival Glory has rescued a crewmember who went overboard from Norwegian Getaway on Saturday.
"This is nothing short of miraculous", saidChristine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
In that instance, watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center were on Friday, alerted to a radio beacon alert from the 36-foot sailing vessel Wings, with one mariner aboard.
On Sunday morning, the Coast Guard said that shortly after 3 p.m.