The Miami Herald tells us this evening that a Princess cruise ship heading to Ocho Rios rescued five Jamaican nationals who reportedly have been drifting on a small boat in the Caribbean for three weeks.
The Island Princess cruise ship brought the five Jamaicans onto the ship and is now sailing to Jamaica with them. The Princess cruise ship will be calling on Ocho Rios tomorrow.
The Herald says that Jamaicans "were on their way to a barbeque and ran out of gas." A cruise passenger reportedly said that "We noticed the boat slowing down . . . we pulled up and the occupants were screaming: ‘No food, no water.’"
A happy ending on the high seas it seems.
Anyone on the ship willing to share photographs or video of the rescue?
December 21, 2012 Update: Today we were provided with photographs of the rescued Jamaicans by cruise passenger Deanna Couch. Thanks Deanna!