NCL, ‘extremely thankful’ to Carnival for successful rescue of MOB crew


A Carnival Glory boat deployed to rescue the Norwegian Getaway crew member who fell in the water. Photo screen grab from Facebook / Maria Celeste.

For saving the life of its employee who went overboard in the waters near Cuba, the Norwegian Cruise Line is “extremely thankful” to competitor Carnival Cruise Line, the CBS News reported Monday, July 2.

A 33 year-old Filipino seaman allegedly jumped to the water when his ship, the 326 meter long Norwegian Getaway was sailing around 28 nautical miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Read: Crew ship crew MOB due to ‘depression’

Twenty hours after the seaman was last seen onboard Norwegian Getaway, a cabin steward of Carnival Glory reportedly saw him floating alone in the water. Then after, the rescuers deployed a boat, and retrieved the person from the water.

Read: Carnival Glory saves Filipino seaman from drowning

On a statement, the Norwegian Cruise Line further said that they “are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family.”

Meanwhile, Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, congratulated her people working onboard passenger ship Carnival Glory.

“Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer.” Duffy stated, as reported online by the CBS News.


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