On 7th August, Carnival Cruise Line’s crew aboard Mardi Gras answered a call from the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue a couple from a sailboat.
n particular, the cruise ship Mardi Gras had just left her home port of Port Canaveral and was under way on a voyage to Aruba when she received a request for assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard.
The couple was stranded about 20 miles from Castle Island, Bahamas, and Mardi Gras was less than 9 miles from them when the ship’s officers received a call from the Coast Guard.
After the incident, the man was admitted to the onboard medical center and the team us caring for him.
As explained, cruise ships routinely participate in search and rescue operations in the Caribbean, often saving vessels that might otherwise be out of reach of assistance, particularly small migrant craft.