Cruise ship Mardi Gras rescues 16 people stranded at sea, Carnival Cruise Line says

Carnival Cruise Line's new Mardi Gras at San Juan, Puerto Rico (August  2021, courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)While cruising in open waters not too far from Cuba Friday morning, crew members of the cruise ship Mardi Gras spotted what had to be a chilling sight: a small vessel in rough seas stirred up by a tropical weather system.

The crew saw the distressed vessel just before 8 a.m., Carnival Cruise Line said in a news blog. The Mardi Gras stopped its leisure trip to assist, taking on 16 stranded people.

The distressed vessel was about 60 nautical miles west/northwest from Key West, Florida, according to Matt Lupoli, senior manager for public relations for Carnival.

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(Carnival Cruise Line)


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