It happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday almost 30 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio.
"A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew was diverted to conduct search patterns at 3:30 p.m.", the Coast Guard said.
An employee on a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship is counting his blessings after a "miraculous" rescue in the open waters off Cuba on Sunday.
"We are also extremely grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and send our deepest thanks to the crew of Carnival Glory".
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The incident is now under investigation.
Carnival Glory is now on a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean from Miami.
He was listed in stable condition, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
"Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, now deployed in the Bahamas", the Coast Guard said. "Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this wonderful effort to rescue a fellow seafarer", the spokesperson said. The Glory headed for Cozumel as its seven-day cruise continued.
But he was found 26 miles from their search area by the staff of the Carnival Cruise Line ship after actively searching for the missing worker.