A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued 2 dozen people, including 2 kids, from a sinking boat 37 miles (60 kilometres) off the Florida coast, the cruise company reported on Saturday, October 17.
It was not immediately clear why the small boat came under distress, but its passengers were taken onboard Carnival Sensation when the boat began taking on water. They were given life jackets, blankets, water, and food. They were later transferred to the USCG (Coast Guard).
According to cruise line officials, the liner was in international waters off the coast of Palm Beach when Sensation came upon the struggling boat, with passengers of various nationalities. They were evaluated and quarantined by the crew members.
Carnival cruise ships are not yet in service and Carnival Sensation had no passengers on board when she came to the smaller boat's aid.
For more Carnival Sensation accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.