Carnival Cruise Line announced that its Carnival Paradise had rescued a stranded person off the coast of Cozumel. The ship came to the aid of the operator of a small sinking boat as it headed back to her Tampa FL home port.
Carnival reports that Carnival Paradise was alerted of a small vessel that was "in danger with a person in the water while the ship was 13 miles north of Cozumel."
A rescue boat was lowered to bring the person, a Mexican citizen, onboard and provide medical treatment, water and food.
The staff aboard Carnival Paradise coordinated with the Mexican authorities in order to transfer the navigator to a ferry and take him ashore.
According to the cruise line, after the operation, the sailor was in "good condition".
At the time of the accident, Carnival Paradise was on a 4-day trip, which departed on Thursday, May 16, from Tampa FL and returned to the homeport on May 20.
For other Carnival Paradise accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.