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Cruise Ship

Icon Of The Seas

Incident Type

Passenger Overboard and Rescue

Date of Accident

May 26, 2024

Location of Accident

International waters, north of Cuba

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Introduction

In a critical incident at sea, a male passenger was successfully rescued after going overboard from the Icon Of The Seas. The event took place on May 26, 2024, while the ship was navigating approximately 40 miles north of Cuba and 300 miles from Florida.

Details of the Incident

The overboard incident was quickly detected, prompting the ship’s crew to initiate an immediate search and rescue operation. The operation involved the deployment of two rescue boats, which scoured the surrounding waters for the missing passenger. After approximately two hours of intense search efforts, the passenger was located and rescued from the open sea.

Operational Context

Captain Henrik Loy, the master of the Icon Of The Seas, announced the successful rescue via the ship’s PA system. He reported that the passenger was immediately taken to the ship’s Infirmary, where he was placed in the intensive care unit for urgent medical care.

Aftermath and Crew Response

The swift and effective response by the Icon Of The Seas crew highlights their preparedness and commitment to passenger safety. The crew’s ability to quickly mobilize and execute the rescue operation ensured that the passenger received the necessary medical attention promptly.

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