Sailor Gives Out Distress Call, Carnival Ship Rescues Him

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According to a Fox News article, a Carnival Cruise Line ship came to the aid of a sailor after he sent out a distress call that his boat was taking on water.

What happened?

Carnival Paradise received a distress call from a sailor stuck at sea in Cozumel, Mexico.

Life Boat Launched To Rescue

The cruise ship launched a lifeboat to retrieve the sailor, who was picked up 13 miles north of Cozumel, Mexico, where the Carnival Paradise had just departed.

How was it done?

“Carnival Paradise personnel coordinated with Mexican authorities to transfer the mariner, a Mexican national, to a ferry boat and take him ashore,” the statement continued.

The Carnival Paradise was en route to its homeport of Tampa after a four-day cruise when it received the distress alert from the small craft.

Food & Medical Aid Provided

“Carnival Paradise reversed course and lowered a rescue boat, brought the mariner onboard and provided food, water, and medical treatment,” a spokesperson for Carnival said to Fox News in a statement.

Sailor Not Injured

The sailor was reportedly not injured and returned to shore safely.

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Source: Fox News

 

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