A Carnival Cruise Line ship came to the rescue of a boat in distress earlier today in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm, Beach, Florida.
Carnival Sensation pulled along side the small boat and transferred lifejackets, food, water, and blankets to the 24 people who were on the small boat. Carnival Cruise Line said that the 24 that were in the boat were of various nationalities and included two children.
After the boat began taking on water, Carnival Sensation rescued all 24 individuals and brought them on board. They were evaluated by Carnival Sensation’s medical team and were quarantined away from crew members as a precaution.
All appropriate authorities, including the United States Coast Guard (USCG), were notified and the USCG dispatched a cutter to the scene to retrieve the 24 individuals.
Carnival Cruise Line is currently in a pause in its operations with cruise ships at minimum non-operational manning status with limited crew members and no guests on board.