Carnival Cruise Line ship rescues Cubans at sea
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.
Video taken by a passenger on board the Carnival Fantasy heading back to Mobile from Mexico today shows about 20 people being rescued from a small boat after the cruise ship received a distress call— NBC 15 News (@mynbc15) April 14, 2019
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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.