Today, I was notified that a senior shipboard officer employed by Carnival Cruise Line died three days ago due to complications from COVID-19, according to a Carnival crew member who wishes to remain anonymous.

Chief Engineer Angelo Strano worked for Carnival for the past thirty-four and one-half years after starting his career with Carnival in December 1986.  Officer Strano worked on a number of Carnival Cruise Line ships dating back to the the M/S Jubilee and TSS Festivale in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

You can see photographs posted by officer Strano, when he was younger and worked on a number of older cruise ships early in his career, on the “I worked on Carnival in the 90′s” Facebook page.

Officer Strano reportedly contracted the coronavirus on a Carnival cruise ship around early May of this year. He was subsequently hospitalized in the U.S. for treatment of the virus for over the past two months. There was a tribute to Officer Strano yesterday on Facebook. Over 150 of his former friends and colleagues at Carnival spoke fondly and highly of this well-liked gentleman. Many dozens of his former colleagues sent their condolences to his surviving wife and young children who live in the town of Riposto in Sicily, Italy.

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Photograph credits: Angelo Strano Facebook Page.