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 U.S. 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.