MIAM – A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking ship about 60 kilometers off the coast of Florida, the cruise line reported Saturday.
It was not immediately clear why the smaller boat was in danger, but its passengers were brought aboard the Carnival Sensation when the boat began to sink. They were given life jackets, food, water and blankets.
The Miami Herald said the passengers were later transferred to the United States Coast Guard.
The cruise ship was in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach when it ran into the distressed ship, whose passengers were of various nationalities, cruise line officials said. They were evaluated and quarantined.
The Carnival cruise ships are not yet in service and had no passengers on board when it came to helping the smaller ship.