Two fishermen rescued by cruise ship after 20 days adrift at sea


Two Costa Rican fishermen have been rescued within the Caribbean after spending 20 days adrift at sea, Royal Caribbean Worldwide’s chief meteorologist stated Sunday.

The meteorologist, James Van Fleet, stated in an announcement that robust winds blew the unidentified fishermen away from their gear after they set their nets and fell asleep.

They’d left from Porto Limon, east of San José, and ran out of fuel attempting to return, Van Fleet stated.

The pair had sufficient meals and water for seven days, he stated.

“After that, water was the first subject, they usually tried to fish for meals,” Van Fleet stated.

It wasn’t clear how they survived with out water, and Van Fleet did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Empress of the Seas, which had been scheduled to sail to Cienfuegos, Cuba, modified course after a strong storm swept throughout the world final week and located the fishermen en path to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Van Fleet stated.

“Pure luck, lining of the celebrities, God, no matter you select to imagine, the info are we’d NOT have been in that space on the time had we not switched to go to Ocho Rios,” he stated.

After being rescued Friday, one of many fishermen could not stroll, Van Fleet stated. However by the point Empress of the Seas arrived in Jamaica for medical therapy, Van Fleet stated, the fisherman had recovered sufficient that he might stroll on his personal.


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