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Carnival Cruise Line ship rescues Cubans at sea

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 23 People in Gulf of Mexico

Carnival Cruise Line Fantasy rescued 22 Cubans who were adrift at sea for three days.  

Click Orlando reports a Cuban-Mexican man took them aboard his sport fishing boat, then its engines malfunctioned and the group drifted three more days, officials say.

Carnival Fantasy picked up the 23 people after the Coast Guard was alerted to the Cuban's status by a brother of someone in the group. The Coast Guard instructed the Carnival Fantasy to assist in the rescue, which took place about 130 nautical miles off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.