Cruise ships act as good Samaritans

MIAMI -- Two cruise lines performed rescues-at-sea in the Gulf of Mexico last weekend.

Norwegian Cruise Line said its Norwegian Sea rescued four men who had been clinging to a capsized fishing boat for 12 days. The men, who departed from Honduras Aug. 8, drifted about 520 nautical miles through the Yucatan Strait after their boat capsized. The Sea, which was en route from Houston to Cozumel, Mexico, rescued the men Aug. 22.

Meanwhile, on Aug. 21, the Carnival Holiday rescued five people, including a 10-year-old boy, after their boat caught fire and capsized off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. Carnival said the Holiday was en route to New Orleans when employees reported hearing someone yell from the water.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Rebecca Tobin at [email protected].

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