“This is nothing short of miraculous,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer.”
Norwegian Getaway was 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio at around 3:20 pm Saturday when the ship told the U.S. Coast Guard that a 33-year-old crew member had been seen going overboard.
An HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane out of Miami began searching about 10 minutes later and the Getaway crew member was found alive and treading water around 1 p.m Sunday.
“We are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family,” said a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line stated in an email.
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