A crew member on a Carnival cruise ship sailing back to Miami FL fell overboard on Thursday, July 4. A search and rescue operation was immediately conducted. Carnival Victory was en route from Cozumel back to Florida and approx 30 mi northwest of Cuba Island when the 37-year-old male crew fell overboard, the USCG announced.
According to a Carnival spokesperson, the ship’s command had immediately returned to the location where the crew member had last been seen and initiated search and rescue activities. All appropriate authorities, including the US Coast Guard, had been notified.
The USCG dispatched an Ocean Sentry airplane and also diverted the cutter Charles Sexton to the area. An alert was sent to other vessels in the area.
For other Carnival Victory accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.