The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday said it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for days in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard news statement said 22 Cubans started traveling on a wooden boat from Cuba to Mexico before losing power and drifting three days. The Coast Guard said it was contacted early Sunday by a brother of one of the Cubans. In addition to launching its own effort to find the disabled fishing boat, the Coast Guard alerted the Carnival Fantasy. The cruise ship took the 23 people aboard within hours, about 130 nautical miles off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Source: Fox News April 15, 2019 03:34 UTC