Crew Member Falls Overboard During Cruise Ship Drill

A Carnival Cruise Lines ship
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On May 10th, a crew member of the Carnival Cruise Line ship, Carnival Venezia, went overboard while the ship was docked in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. This incident occurred during a routine emergency drill, which unexpectedly escalated into a real-life rescue operation.

The crew member in question was not participating in the emergency drill but was instead carrying out maintenance work on the ship's hull. Unfortunately, he slipped and fell into the water. Responding swiftly to the emergency, the ship's officers launched a rescue effort, deploying a small yellow rescue boat to retrieve the crew member.

Fortunately, the crew member was successfully rescued from the water and brought back aboard the Carnival Venezia without any serious injuries. Despite the scare, the ship's schedule remained unaffected by the incident. Following the rescue, the Carnival Venezia continued its journey and was set to make its next port call in San Juan on May 11th.

The ship is on an 11-night Eastern Caribbean cruise, which began in New York on May 6th. After visiting San Juan, the itinerary includes stops at Amber Cove, Grand Turk, and Half Moon Cay, before returning to New York on May 17th.

The Carnival Venezia, registered in the Bahamas, has a gross tonnage of 135,225 and is currently navigating through its designated route in the Eastern Caribbean.