Tuesday, December 22, 2015

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Amver cruise ship Carnival Glory rescues 16 Cuban migrants

The Amver participating cruise ship Carnival Glory rescued 16 Cuban migrants after they were spotted in a homemade raft 99 miles south of Key West, Fla. on Friday, December 11, 2015.

U.S. Coast Guard authorities in Key West, Fla. originally received notification from the cruise ship Independence of the Seas that migrants were spotted in a rustic vessel in need of distress but the Independence of the Seas was managing its own onboard medical issue and could not rescue the migrants. Instead, the 951-foot Carnival Glory coordinated with the Coast Guard and safely rescued the 16 migrants. The male survivors had no medical conditions and were later transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge.

Video of the migrants:

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The Carnival Glory, managed by Carnival Corporation, enrolled in Amver on June 30, 2003.

Video credit: Pappy Lane via YouTube


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