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Royal Caribbean cruise ship rescues two men stranded at sea for 20 days

Royal Caribbean ‘ s Empress of the Seas departed from Miami on December 17 and was sailing between Grand Cayman and Jamaica as part of the storm-affected route as members of the crew noticed an anomaly that turned out to be a small fishing boat floating in the water.
(Royal Caribbean International)

A Royal Caribbean ship forced to change the route by storms, found and rescued two sailors Friday who were stranded at sea for 20 days.

According to the Miami Herald, Royal Caribbean ‘ s Empress of the Seas departed from Miami on December 17 and was sailing between Grand Cayman and Jamaica as part of the storm-affected route.

An aerial view of the Empress of the Seas ship.
(Royal Caribbean International)

Members of the crew operating the radar system for the Empress of the Seas and noticed an anomaly that turned out to be a small fishing boat floating in the water. Royal Caribbean called for emergency services and pulled the two men who were stranded for 20 days out of the water.

Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Of the Fleet shared images of the rescue and praised the quick thinking of the crew of the ship on Twitter:
(Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Of the Fleet shared images of the rescue and praised the quick thinking of the crew of the ship on Twitter:

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The Empress of the Seas is scheduled to return to Miami on December 23.
(Royal Caribbean International)

The Empress of the Seas is scheduled to return to Miami on December 23, after a visit to George Town, Grand Cayman Island; Cienfuegos, Cuba; and Havana, Cuba.

This story was originally published by TravelPulse.

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