Carnival Glory saves Filipino seaman from drowning


Photo of Carnival Glory screen grab from Facebook/Carnival Glory.

A male crew member of passenger ship Norwegian Getaway allegedly fell to the sea on Saturday, June 30 while his ship sailed near Cuba. But around 22 hours after he was reported missing, he was miraculously saved from drowning. Thanks to Carnival Glory, a cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Line which actively participated the coordinated search and rescue in the vicinity.

A trusted source told us that the man who went overboard is “Francisco Santiago”, a 33 year-old Filipino employed as “hotel utility” onboard.

Some netizens working close to Santiago alleged that he jumped to the water due to depression.

Read: Cruise ship crew MOB due to ‘depression’

Nevertheless, we are thankful that a hotel steward of Norwegian Getaway saw Santiago floating in the water, almost a day he was drifting alone at sea.

He was in a stable condition, and now under investigation, the Miami Herald reported early morning today.


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