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It is Carnival Paradise to save.
A Carnival Cruise Line ship came to the aid of a sailor after he sent a distress call that his boat was taking on water.
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The cruise ship launched a lifeboat to retrieve the sailor, who was picked up 13 miles north of Cozumel, Mexico, where the Carnival Paradise had just left.
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“Carnival Paradise conversely of course, and ordered a rescue boat, brought the skipper on board and food, water and medical treatment,” a spokesman for Carnival said on Fox News in a statement.
“Carnival Paradise staff coordinated with the Mexican authorities the transfer of the mariner, a Mexican national, to a ferry-boat and take him ashore,” the statement continues.
The Carnival Paradise was en route to its home port of Tampa after a four-day cruise when it received the distress alert of the small vessels.
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The sailor reportedly was not injured and returned to the coast safely.