Carnival Glory Saves Norwegian Getaway Crew Member

By ,   July 2, 2018 ,   Accidents

A Carnival cruise ship came to the rescue of a Norwegian crew member who went overboard on Saturday.

According to multiple reports, Norwegian Getaway was approx 30 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, when Coast Guard was notified around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon that a cruise ship worker had gone overboard. A search plane was dispatched to the area. The Norwegian ship reversed course and joined the search. Around 9:00 p.m., the search operation was suspended due to nightfall. 

Around 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Carnival Glory found and rescued the Norwegian crew member. According to a statement from Carnival Cruise Line, the man was found drifting in the water approx 21 miles north of Cuba, brought onboard Glory and treated by the ship's medical team.

Carnival Glory cruise ship

Carnival Glory had set sail from Port Miami FL where Norwegian Getaway is also homeporting, and on Saturday afternoon was headed for Cozumel. Around 1:00 p.m., a steward aboard Glory notified the bridge personal upon seeing a person floating in the water. The personnel immediately began a rescue operation via reducing speed, reversing ship's course and deploying a lifeboat that rescued the man. 

Both Getaway and Glory are currently sailing on 7-day Western Caribbean cruises from Miami FL.

For other Norwegian Getaway accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.