Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Individuals From Sinking Boat Off Florida Coast
Carnival Sensation was sailing around the world off the coast of Florida on Saturday when crews spotted a 36-foot boat that appeared to be in danger.
The ship sailed around the boat and crew members provided blankets, life jackets, food and water to 24 people aboard the ship, including two children, according to the Carnival Cruise Line.
When it floated about 37 miles from the shores of Palm Beach, the boat began to float on the water. Passengers were promptly loaded onto a steamer via a car used at the port to carry cargo through the gangway. The boat sank after being rescued, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
The survivors were the first visitors to board the ship in months, Carnival said. They were inspected by the ship’s paramedics and removed from the team, said the ship’s crew. He was picked up by the Coast Guard about six hours later, the spokeswoman said.
The rescue boat was coming from Freeport, Bahamas, said Nicole J. Groll, a Coast Guard spokeswoman. It is not known where the boat went, he said, nor is it clear what happened to the boat that caused it to sink.
“The vessel has been shut down and action is being taken to control the evacuation,” Groll said in a statement on Monday.
$ 45 billion worth of companies worldwide ship 20 million passengers in one year. But since the outbreak of the coronavirus, ships have been sailing the seas for months without visitors, team workers. Jobs have been suspended until October 31, and some queues have canceled road trips next year.
Carnival uses 23 ships. Despite their laziness, they still have the “opportunity to not work,” according to the prophet. That means it has 75 to 100 employees, including marine professionals, technicians and supervisors, as well as housekeeping, cooking and other co-workers.
Sometimes, he saves, the speaker said. In July, the Carnival Legend responded to a call for help from an oil tanker off the coast of the Bahamas. The story gave the sailors 25 liters of gas to help them return to Jacksonville, Fla.
Ships are compelled by maritime law to respond to vessels in distress, says Jim Walker, a Miami marine lawyer.
The responsibility for rescuing the ship belongs to the captain of the ship, who “has a reasonable and legitimate responsibility,” he said.
There are three or four survivors each year, some of which affect refugees, Walker said.
“Often there is no real ‘rescue’ for maritime visitors because the ship will call the USCG which will pick them up and take them back to their home country,” he said. Walker in an email, referring to the Coast Guard. “It’s not ‘saving’ but ‘disrupting’ at sea.
In some cases, he said, a pilot or a recruiter may be prosecuted for negligence in requesting assistance.
In 2012, Princess Cruises was sued after one of its cruise ships, Star Princess, failed to help a wreck that had been wrecked for several days when crew and passengers boarded it. Two occupants of the fishing boat died.
Shipping companies have begun to burn during the coronavirus epidemic, especially in the early stages of the epidemic when crews and co-workers are trapped in ships where the virus is spreading rapidly.
In February, more than 700 people contracted the disease at Princess Princess as the ship crossed the Japanese coast. Nine of the HIV victims died.
In August, independent shipping companies suspended operations until October 31, following an extension of a no-shipping rule through Sept. 30 issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency said that from March to July there were about 3,000 suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus and 34 deaths on US naval vessels.
Carnival Corporation, which operates Carnival, Princess and other brands and operates about 50% of global markets, has dealt with the explosion of several of its ships, including Holland America’s Zaandam, which tried to land sick people in Florida in April. Last week, the Carnival Cruise Line canceled several flights scheduled for November and January.