A CRUISE worker was miraculously saved from falling off a ship after 22 hours at sea. But how often do passengers fall overboard during a cruise holiday?.

The 33-year-old cruise worker was found 26 miles outside of the search zone after falling from a Carnival Cruise ship near Cuba.

After 22 hours of searching 1,600 square miles, he was eventually found and a lifeboat was sent to rescue him.

He is currently in a stable condition after being treated onboard, with Carnival Cruise president Christine Duffy calling it “miraculous”.

But how often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship?

Thankfully, the rate of people falling into the sea is rather low.

The 33-year-old cruise worker was found 26 miles outside of the search zone after falling from the ship near Cuba.

After 22 hours of searching 1,600 square miles, he was eventually found and a lifeboat was sent to rescue him.

He is currently in a stable condition after being treated onboard, with Carnival Cruise line president Christine Duffy calling it “miraculous”.

But how often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship?

Thankfully, the rate of people falling into the sea is rather low.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) also found that, after investigations were launched, the actions were deemed either “intentional or reckless” of the passenger.

This can often mean when passengers have had too much to drink.

Vessels take extreme measures to prevent it from happening with high railings and security cameras onboard.

Thankfully, deaths onboard a cruise ship are low; just one in 6.25 million.

Passengers are much more likely to fall in from a disease or virus thanks to the contained nature of the ship.

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Norovirus can easily spread throughout a ship so there are a number of ways passengers can stay safe during a cruise holiday.

Always using hand sanitiser and not holding onto the railings are easy steps to take when onboard….

 

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Source: www.express.co.uk

 


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