Cruise ship worker stable after 22 hours in water

A crew member employed by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has reportedly gone overboard from the Norwegian Getaway as the cruise ship was returning from a Caribbean cruise.

The Glory continued on to Cozumel, Mexico on a seven-day cruise.

As far as how the crew member went overboard, that remains under investigation. The crewmember was found 21 miles north of Cuba on Sunday and is reported as being in a stable condition.

He fell from the side of the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Getaway vessel that was en route to Miami. The Miami-based cruise line says it's "extremely grateful" to the crew of the Carnival Glory for finding the crew member.

A Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who went overboard near Cuba Saturday was found 22 hours later by a Carnival Cruise Line ship.

The crew member was overboard the Norwegian Cruise Line operated ship at around 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

An HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane out of Miami began searching about 10 minutes later. The steward notified bridge officers, who quickly started rescue operations, including reducing speed, reversing course and lowering a lifeboat to retrieve the man.

Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally told CBS Miami the service searched 1,636 square miles for the man. The Getaway also reportedly conducted a search for the man.

Cellphone video captured the moment the 33-year-old Filipino man, an employee of Norwegian Cruise Line, was pulled on board the Carnival Glory, Sunday.

"Our condolences to the crew member's family", said Lowinger.

  • Rogelio Becker