Crucero Rescues Fishermen Lost 23 Days At Sea

Crucero Rescues Fishermen Lost 23 Days At Sea

Crucero Rescues Fishermen Lost 23 Days At Sea

The two sailors had been stranded on their boat for almost three weeks.

The sailors had been in the Caribbean Sea for almost three weeks after their ship ran out of petrol when they were blown off from their gear during strong winds. "I don't know about you, but I've already seen a Christmas Miracle".

The fishermen then reportedly ran out of fuel after trying to find their nets and began to run adrift.

They had only enough food and water for seven days, and when they were eventually found, one of the fishermen was so weak that he had to be carried onboard.

The company's meteorologist, James Van Fleet, said in his Twitter account that after being rescued, the men said they had food only for 7 days.

Two sailors who had been stranded for almost three weeks in their small fishing vessel were rescued Friday night when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship found them adrift at sea.

Their salvation came on Friday in an unexpected form: a massive cruise ship with 11 decks, a dining room, cafe, and specialty grille, four bars, a "vitality spa", and a rock-climbing wall to boot. But landing in Cienfuegos would have required them to disembark via tenders, small boats that shuttle passengers to land.

This June 20, 2016, photo show the Royal Caribbean cruise ship "Empress of the Seas" in Miami Beach, Florida.

Medical staff on board the Empress cared for the fishermen, though Royal Caribbean reports neither were injured.

He added that the cruise ship was not scheduled to be there but had taken an alternate route because of bad weather - leading to the men's lucky rescue.

The cruise ship brought the sailors to Jamaica where they received further medical attention. The ship's crew gave them $300 to buy clothes and food after they left the hospital, Van Fleet added.

"Pure luck, lining of the starts, God, whatever you choose to believe, the facts are we would NOT have been in that area at the time had we not switched to go to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and you can't help but think there was a greater plan in all this".

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