Florida Man Overboard From Carnival Victory Cruise Ship

News reports, like this one in the Daily Mail, show that the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for Florida man who fell overboard from the eighth deck of the Carnival Victory cruise ship off the coast of Cuba.

  • Brandon Paul of Floral City fell off the cruise ship
  • The incident happened around 3am Wednesday, March 22 2017
  • The ship was 33 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba in the Gulf of Mexixo
  • The Carnival Victory was sailing from Key West to Cozumel, Mexico on a 4-day cruise
  • US Coast Guard and Cuban authorities are conducting search-and-rescue operations

NEWS UPDATE (Friday, March 24, 2017): Coast Guard suspends search for Passenger.

“The Coast Guard Thursday night suspended the search for a 23-year-old Florida man who went overboard on a Carnival cruise ship north of Cuba early Wednesday.” Read the full story here:

Overboard incidents like this one are infrequent, though not uncommon. The infographic below from NBC News and CruiseJunkie.com outline the number of passenger overboard incidents since 2006.
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And Carnival Corporation owned overboard data:
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