A Carnival Cruise Line ship has rescued two men who were stranded in a kayak in the Gulf of Mexico
The men, who said their boat sank and were forced to use a kayak to stay afloat, were pulled on board Carnival Jubilee by crew on Monday (29 January).
The ship’s team members spotted the two men off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico and came to their aid.
They were welcomed onto the ship safely and were evaluated by the ship’s medical staff and given first aid and food.
The ship’s team and Carnival’s Fleet Operation Center staff in Miami kept in close contact with Mexican Navy officials and arranged a transfer, which was completed shortly after the rescue.
Carnival Jubilee is proceeding with its regular schedule and will visit Mahogany Bay, Roatan on Tuesday (30 January).
Carnival saves stranded seafarers twice in as many months
Last month, Carnival Vista and its crew saved six people stranded in the ocean near the Dominican Republic after a cargo vessel capsized.
The vessel sprung to action after the goods ship capsized overnight. Vista’s officers, under the direction of captain Paolo Severini, immediately altered the ship’s course in coordination with Carnival’s Fleet Operations Center when an onboard monitoring system received an emergency alert.