Costa Voyager Rescues Two Boaters Near Albania

This morning at 7 a.m. (CET), as Costa Voyager was en route to Durazzo, Albania, for its maiden call at that port city, a boat adrift without power and in obvious distress was spotted from the bridge about 15 miles off the coast.

Costa Voyager’s crew rescued two young men in poor condition from the boat. The ship informed the Albanian Coast Guard, which confirmed the men, who had gone to sea to fish, had been missing for two days and the coast guard had mounted a search for them.

Costa Voyager reached Durazzo two hours later and the rescued men were disembarked safely.

Costa Voyager was sailing a 10-day French charter cruise that departed from Marseille, France, Friday. Durazzo was the first call on the itinerary.

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Press release and photo: Costa Cruises

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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.