Carnival Cruise Line Captain Domenico Calise and the crew of the Carnival Ecstasy were recognized by the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) at their annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. They were honored for coming to the aid of an injured mariner at sea in Nov. 2020, after responding to the mayday call of a private yacht off the coast of The Bahamas.

Carnival Ecstasy was anchored in The Bahamas four nautical miles away when the crew answered the mayday call. The 29-year-old male injured mariner suffered from severe injuries and received treatment by Carnival Ecstasy's medical team. He was later transferred via a medical evacuation by the U.S. Coast Guard, following COVID-19 protocols which complicated the rescue effort.

Congratulations to Captain Calise and the Carnival Ecstasy team on this honorable recognition by AFRAS.