‘Miraculous’: Cruise ship rescues crew member who went overboard near Cuba

Norwegian crew member who went overboard found alive 22 hours later by Carnival ship Carnival cruise stock

Norwegian crew member who went overboard found alive 22 hours later by Carnival ship Carnival cruise stock

Usually, when something like this happens it doesn't end up good but for a change, we have a miraculous rescue from the Carnival cruise ship.

The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched its seaplane at 3:20 p.m.to search the waters 28 miles northwest of Cuba's Pinar del Rio after a 33-year-old Filipino was seen going overboard.

"I was on the life boat and was part of the crew that pulled him out of the water", Carnival Glory safety officer Cesare Mattera said in an interview shared by the cruise line.

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Both the Glory and the Getaway were on cruises out of Miami.

A spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line - the owners of Norwegian Getaway - described the man's survival as "miraculous".

The Coast Guard reports the missing crew member is in stable condition, and the incident is under investigation. "Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this awesome effort to rescue a fellow seafarer", the spokesperson said.

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"Early yesterday morning a crew member went overboard as Norwegian Getaway made her way back to Miami", Norwegian said in a statement.

According to the Coast Guard, the crews searched a combined 1,630 square miles.

The large cruise ship is staffed with more than 1,500 crew members and can accommodate almost 4,000 guests.

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"Then we noticed that the crew members were using binoculars trying to find the crew member in the ocean".

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