Carnival Dream Rescues Stranded Sailors

Usually weekends are slow for cruise news, but not today: Earlier today, the Carnival Dream successfully rescued two stranded sailors from their disabled boat near the Bahamas.

The two sailors, identified as Bahamian nationals Deon Lathen and Ted Lainge, had not reached their planned destination of West End, the Bahamas, on Saturday morning. After realizing they had not arrived, the local port authorities contacted the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard soon located their boat by helicopter and attempted to contact them via radio. When their attempts at communication failed, the Coast Guard contacted the nearby Carnival Dream to aid in the rescue.

The Carnival Dream soon arrived on site and successfully transferred them from their stalled boat, Tera Bite. Once aboard, crew were able to administer medical treatments as well as provide the two sailors with food and water. The two sailors were later transferred from the Carnival Dream to a nearby Coast Guard cutter, which later brought them to Fort Pierce, Florida. It is expected that the two sailors will later be brought back to the Bahamas.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.