Crew of Carnival Fascination Rescues Two Fishermen

Credit: Carnival Cruise Line

By The Maritime Executive 08-30-2018 09:27:59

At approximately 10pm on Wednesday, Carnival Fascination responded to a distress signal from a small fishing boat that was 25 nautical miles from Barbados. The boat had run out of fuel and was adrift.

Two fisherman, aged 43 and 51, were rescued and taken on board Carnival Fascination where they received medical assistance, a hot meal, a bed and the opportunity to call their families. The ship then sailed to St. Lucia where the men will be disembarked on Thursday to return to Barbados. 

“We are extremely proud of the team on Carnival Fascination for rescuing these fishermen in distress,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. “Performing such a procedure at night is extremely challenging, and I applaud the team for their efforts in saving lives at sea.”

Carnival Fascination is on a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed San Juan on Sunday, August 26.

Recently, the crew of Carnival Glory rescued a crew member from another cruise line who had been drifting in the water north of Cuba, and on September 13, the Captain of Carnival Elation will be honored by the Association for Rescue at Sea in Washington, DC, for his team’s role in the rescue of a fisherman whose vessel had sunk in rough seas during Hurricane Irma off the coast of Freeport, Bahamas.