An incident was reported on Saturday, April 16, 2022, after a man jumped into the Atlantic Ocean from a cruise ship. According to the sources, a search operation has begun and is currently, underway for the passenger. He was a male passenger who jumped out off the Carnival Mardi Gras in the early Saturday. The news was confirmed by the cruise line and Coast Guard to USA Today. Well, the reports say that the cruise was returning home to Port Canaveral, near Orlando, Florida. Now, the search operation of the person is underway.
After the accident was reported, emergency services and police rushed to the area to find the body of the man. He jumped when the ship was still about 55 miles east of Port Canaveral, David Micallef, a Coast Guard spokesman told to USA Today. He also told that the Mardi Gras and another Carnival Ship, Elation started their search immediately.
Carnival Cruise Ship Man Jumped Off The Ship Video
While the Coast Guard deployed two patrolling boats and a plane as well to find the unidentified person who was about 43-years-old. The incident shocked the holidaymakers of the ship. They were also appearing running and screaming on the deck of the boat.
The statement of the Cruise Line reads,” The ships’ crew participated in search and rescue efforts until the ship was released by the U.S Coast Guard, which continues the search. The Carnival Care Team is supporting the guest’s family. Mardi Gras arrived to Port Canaveral and will be sailing its next itinerary”.
Well, the Carnival Mardi Gras began sailing Caribbean routes in the summer of 2021 after the launching of the ship went delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship was honored as the best new ship of 2021 by USA TODAY.
Still the Mardi Gras has left the Grand Turk and continued over their plans to complete its scheduled route to the Navy Port when the search resumes. Matt Lupoli, Carnival spokesman said,” The Carnival Care team is supporting the families of guests. Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family”.
According to the sources, it was the third cruise incident that took place in the last three months. While the body of the person who jumped out of the Carnival Horizon was found in the Caribean after the searches reached to the end of last month. The name of the person has not been declared yet but soon, it will be announced by officials. Keep in touch with us to know more about this incident.