Search for man who fell over board suspended
Th USe Coast Guard suspended its search for a 23-year-old man who fell off the 'Carnival Victory' near Cuba in the night of Nov 14, 2019. Brandon Paul, 23, of Floral City reportedly went overboard from the eighth deck of the cruise ship 33 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio about 3 a.m. The cruise ship launched a boat and the Coast Guard sent an airplane from the air station in Miami and diverted the cutter 'Sexton' to the search area. Because of the location, the Cuban government was also assisting in the search. Rescue crews searched for more than 16 hours covering 3,469 square miles.
Coast Guard Stops Search For Man Who Fell From Cruise Ship
(CBSMiami/AP) — The search for a missing cruise ship employee has been called off. The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a 37-year-old crew member who apparently fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. The agency said Sunday it searched for the missing man for more than 45 hours over about 2,600 square nautical miles (8,918 square nautical kilometers). The Coast Guard was notified Thursday that a Carnival cruise ship crewmember fell overboard about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Cuba. The search involved two cutters as well as air crews. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the Cuban Border Guard also conducted searches.
Power loss off Cuba
The "Carnival Victory" lost power for several hours on Feb 28, 2019, around 5 p.m. A generator was started, but the ship remained drifting without propulsion for several hours. She was on a four-night Western Caribbean cruise, having left Miami on Feb 25 bound for Key West, Florida. The cruise ship called on Cozumel on Feb 27 and was north of Cuba at the time of the power failure, being scheduled to arrive back in Miami on March 1 at 8 a.m. Power and all services have been fully restored short time later, and the ship continued on the way to Miami, having increased its speed from around 11 knots to 20 knots.Upload News