It’s ahppened again. This time, an employee of Carnival cruise, a member of the entertainment staff, has fallen overboard the Carnival Sensation cruise ship. The eyewitness accounts indicate that the worker clearly went overboard accidentally. What is going on with cruise ships and people not being able to stay aboard them these days? They may want to consider putting a safety net all the way around the boat like the circus does with the trapeze act. The search is underway for the missing overboard cruise ship employee.
The Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship employee who fell overboard early Thursday off Florida’s east coast.
Six fellow employees saw the off-duty entertainment staff member fall overboard at 12:40 a.m. ET, a Carnival Cruise Lines statement said.
“The eyewitness accounts indicate that this was clearly an accidental overboard,” the statement said.
The other employees threw the man a life ring as the Carnival Sensation sailed about 20 miles off Vero Beach, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class James Harless said.
The man who fell overboard while working on a Carnival cruise ship has been identified as Antonio Matabang, 26, of California.
Officials said Matabang, a member of the ship’s entertainment staff, fell over 80 feet to the waters below.
A life buoy was tossed in, bus Matabang did not appear to get to it.
Hope for finding Matabang alive continues to fade.