Search Underway for Carnival Victory Crew Member Who Went Overboard Northwest of Cuba

By  //  July 4, 2019

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ship was on a four-day cruise that departed from Miami on Monday

The Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old man Thursday who fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory approximately 30 miles northwest of Cuba. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old man Thursday who fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory approximately 30 miles northwest of Cuba.

Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report from the Carnival Victory that a crewmember fell overboard.

“The ship’s command immediately returned to the location where the crew member fell overboard and initiated search and rescue activities, which are ongoing,” said Carnival Cruise Lines officials.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew to search.

The Carnival Victory is a Destiny-class cruise ship weighing in at 101,509 tons and is almost 900 feet long. The vessel can accommodate 2,764 passengers and has a crew of 1,100.

The cruise ship was on a four-day cruise that departed from Miami on Monday.

The Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old man Thursday who fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory approximately 30 miles northwest of Cuba.  Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew to search. (Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman)

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