The Superstar Cruises flagship has rescued 19 determined refugees from a drifting styrofoam-made boat within the Caribbean.
Captained by Kate McCue, The Superstar Past cruise ship has come to the rescue as migrants turned stranded on a makeshift boat made out of styrofoam and wooden.
With an inflow of refugees making an attempt to get from Cuba to South Florida, this marks the third rescue operation in a day made by a cruise ship within the Caribbean.
Superstar Cruises flagship rescues 19 refugees
Superstar Past was crusing its remaining day at sea when the massive cruise ship noticed the tiny boat within the Straits of Florida on January 2.
Whereas transiting north of Cuba the brand-new cruise ship’s chief officer noticed a glimmer on the horizon and the ship rotated to research. The crew then noticed a small boat drifting and folks waving for assist.
McCue made a lee and acquired the massive vessel alongside the makeshift boat to deliver the migrants onboard. The refugees have been then checked by the ship’s medical crew and given a change of garments. Survivors have been additionally supplied with blankets, meals, and water while they awaited the US Coast Guard to select them up. The refugees will doubtless be returned to Cuba within the coming days.
Kate purchased the refugees onboard in accordance with the maritime regulation which requires cruise ships to help anybody distressed at sea. McCue later posted on social media: “Thanks to all of the crew who made this rescue potential. Chief Officer Nikos, you’ll at all times be my eagle eyes!”
Superstar Past saves lives and continues its journey
Superstar Past’s tour concerned an eight-night Western Caribbean journey, which departed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on December 26, 2022. It included stops at Nassau, Bahamas; George City, Cayman Islands; Ratan, and Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico.
After the migrants have been picked up the voyage continued its journey and stopped on the remaining port, Cozumel, Mexico on Tuesday morning, January 3. The next journey on the vessel was scheduled to depart on Tuesday afternoon on a five-night Caribbean in Mexico.
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