Cruise ship rescues yachtsmen

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rescue1.jpgTwo yachtsmen have been rescued by a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Holland America’s 86,000-ton vessel was crossing from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to Cadiz in Spain to begin its summer season in Mediterranean when it responded to a call for assistance from the US Coast Guard.
The 44-ft yacht Embla had sent out a distress signal about 600 miles east of Bermuda, but the cruise ship was only 35 nautical miles away.
Two men aged 29 and 61 were recovered by a team sent out on one of Nieuw Amsterdam’s lifeboats on Saturday. They were taken on board and provided with food and accommodation. The men, whose names have not been released, were expected to disembark from the ship today at Horta, in the Azores.
rescue2.jpgrescue3.jpgPictures from Nieuw Amsterdam’s hotel director, Marco van Belleghem

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:34+00:00 8 May 2013|Cruise News|0 Comments

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