Passengers cheer as passing ship rescues cruise ship worker

Coast Guard searching for cruise ship worker who fell overboard

A Norwegian crew member who went overboard was found alive 22 hours later by a Carnival cruise ship. Ten minutes later, the Coast Guard dispatched a seaplane to search the waters 28 miles northwest of Cuba.

The Coast Guard said guardsmen rescued Robert Petersen, 66, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

Crew members of Carnival Glory who played a role in the rescue at sea on Sunday of a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member. Its itinerary had stops in Honduras, Belize and Mexico.

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy called the rescue "nothing short of miraculous". He is in stable condition.

A passenger on the Glory tweeted that there were "tears & cheers" on the ship as the man was being recovered.


"We saw the cruise ship made a U-turn and started heading back".

'Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this fantastic effort to rescue a fellow seafarer'. The Glory headed for Cozumel as its seven-day cruise continued. He praised the missing man's perseverance, and noted, "One of the things that the coast guard could never calculate when it comes to in search and rescue is the person's will to live".

We were first notified of the incident when an oncoming guest stated that the Getaway has been delayed because a crew member went overboard.

Norwegian said in a statement that the Miami-based cruise line is "extremely thankful" to Carnival Cruise Line, also based in Miami. His identity is yet to be revealed.

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