The U.S. Coast Guard is currently conducting a search for a 28-year-old man who is unaccounted for from the Carnival Glory cruise ship. The man has been identified as Tyler Barnett from Houma, Louisiana, according to his family members.
The Coast Guard was alerted by Carnival Cruise Line around 12:40 p.m. after they discovered that the passenger was missing. It was reported that he was last seen on security camera footage at around midnight on Monday.
In response, the Coast Guard launched a search operation in a 200-mile area along the ship’s route. This included deploying a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry and an Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Super Hercules aircrews. Urgent marine information broadcasts have also been transmitted to mariners in the area.
Due to severe weather conditions and safety concerns, search efforts were temporarily paused overnight. However, as of Tuesday morning, the Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew had resumed search efforts. The Coast Guard says it will continue searching as weather conditions permit.
According to data from CruiseJunkie.com, a total of 395 passengers have gone overboard from cruise ships and ferries since 2000, with 80 incidents reported on Carnival Cruise Line ships, making it the cruise line with the highest number of man overboard incidents.
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