Friday, March 28, 2014

Amver cruise ships save 65 migrants in 2 cases

Two Amver cruise ships saved a total of 65 Cuban migrants in 2 cases off the coast of Florida. The Norwegian Pearl rescued 24 migrants on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and the Carnival Ecstasy rescued 41 migrants on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Norwegian Pearl 

U.S. Coast Guard officials at Sector Key West were notified by the Amver participating cruise ship Norwegian Pearl that the ship had embarked 24 Cuban migrants from a wooden boat 65 miles south west of Key West, Fla. The cruise ship crew reported the migrants were rescued safely with no health concerns.

Here is video of the rescue.  Can't see the video? Click here.

The Bahamian flagged cruise ship, managed by Norwegian Cruise Line of Miami, Fla. enrolled in Amver on November 28, 2006 and has earned seven Amver awards for participation.

Carnival Ecstasy

The Carnival Ecstasy reported to U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Miami, Fla. they had located a raft with 41 migrants and safely embarked them. One of the migrants, a one year old child, was suffering from a possible case of pneumonia and transferred to medical professionals for treatment.

The 855 foot cruise ship, managed by Carnival Cruise Lines in Miami. Fla. enrolled in Amver on January 1, 2008 and has earned 18 Amver awards for participation.

All of the migrants were transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Video credit: kono89 via YouTube

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