Canaveral-Based Norwegian Epic Rescue Crew Miraculously Pluck Woman From Inky Sea Off Bahamas
By Space Coast Daily // March 7, 2018
Norwegian Epic currently 5th largest ship in world
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A yet to be identified woman who went overboard from a cruise ship on a very dark night near the Bahamas Tuesday owes her life to the Norwegian Epic cruise ship rescue crew who miraculously found her and plucked her from the inky sea.
The Epic was en route to Port Canaveral and arrived early Wednesday morning at Cruise Terminal 10.
The rescue crew was able to find the woman by using the lights from the lifeboat and the ship. After the rescue, she was taken back aboard the Epic where she was evaluated by the ship’s medical staff and listed in stable condition.
The huge 155,000 ton, 1,081-foot long Epic was on the last night of a four-night cruise when the incident happened. The ship is so big that it has its own Epic-class with Norwegian, and is currently the fifth largest in the world.
Norwegian Cruise Lines officials did not provide the circumstances of the passenger going overboard.
“We are thankful that our team reacted quickly and was able to rescue the guest,” said Norwegian Cruise Line officials.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and their family, as they embark on the recovery process and our CARE team is providing support and assistance during this time.”
Norwegian Epic currently sails three and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas with port stops in Nassau and the cruise line’s private island Great Stirrup Cay.
Early next month, the ship will reposition to the Mediterranean and sail cruises to Europe from Barcelona and Civitavecchia.
Girl fell overboard last night from balcony on the port side. They found her. Staff and crew on Norwegian Cruise Line and Epic are amazing. Video of lifeboat going out. #Epic #overboard #springbreak2018 pic.twitter.com/123BpFK96U
— Mary Meier (@marymckmeier) March 7, 2018
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