At approx 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, the Carnival Fascination ship responded to a distress signal from a fishing boat which was 25 nautical miles from Barbados. The small boat had run out of fuel and was adrift.
A couple of fishermen, both from Barbados, aged 43 and 51, were rescued and taken onboard Carnival Fascination, Carnival Cruise Line revealed in a statement. The fishermen received medical assistance, hot meals and accommodations. They were also able to call their families back home.
Recently, Carnival's Gloryrescued another cruise line's crew member who had been drifting in the sea north of Cuba. On September 13, Carnival Elation's captain will be honored by the AFRAS (Association for Rescue at Sea) in Washington for the role of his team in the rescue of a fisherman whose boat had sunk in rough seas during Hurricane Irma off Freeport's coast.
For other Carnival Fascination accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.