Norwegian Getaway had just departed Florida for the Caribbean and Mexico when they stopped to rescue four distressed Cuban nationals that were spotted in the middle of the ocean.
A guest on the ship who goes by Pico posted the following on Twitter about how people on the ship spotted the men, “I am currently on Norwegian Getaway and some passengers noticed a flash in the middle of the ocean. They then told the cruise workers and they stopped and it turned out to be four people from Cuba which they rescued.”
He continued his tweets by sharing a video in which the Cuban men appeared to be dressed up as crew members , saying that it was so guests on the ship wouldn’t be able to distinguish them from the crew members that had gone out to rescue them.
A representative for Norwegian told Fox News that they were immediately taken to the ship’s medical facility for care. “The individuals, who are Cuban nationals, were safely brought on board, immediately taken to the ship’s medical facility for evaluation and provided with clothing and food. The Bahamas Maritime Authority and the U.S. Coast Guard were notified by the ship’s Captain, who was advised to disembark the rescued individuals at the next port of call in Costa Maya, Mexico on September 4.”
After the incident, Norwegian Getaway reportedly continued on its 7-night cruise, arriving in Costa Maya, Mexico on Tuesday. It isn’t clear how the men came to be stranded in the ocean.
“We are very proud of our team,” Norwegian said, “for executing a successful rescue of these individuals.”
Information: Fox News