Holland America ship rescues yachtsmen

By Tom Stieghorst
Holland America Line said its Nieuw Amsterdam ship diverted course in the mid-Atlantic after receiving notice from the Coast Guard about a distress signal from a nearby yacht.

Two sailors were rescued from the sailing yacht Embla, which was disabled and adrift about 35 miles from the Nieuw Amsterdam.

When it received the distress signal, the Nieuw Amsterdam was about 600 miles east of Bermuda on its transatlantic crossing to Europe.

The sailors will be dropped off on May 8, when the cruise ship makes its next port of call in the Azores.

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