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Jamaican Boaters Stranded 3 Weeks, Rescued by Cruise Ship

boatersFive men from Jamaica had been on a small boat for three weeks, just drifting, hoping to be rescued.   On Monday, a cruise ship saved the men, who’d been through a nightmare unlike anything we might be able to imagine.

The Island Princess brought the men on-board, according to Princess Cruises spokeswoman Susanne Ferrull. The ship was on its way to Jamaica and found the men en route.

The men were on their way to a barbecue and ran out of gas.   Cruise workers told the men that they couldn’t give them fuel as they requested, but they did bring them aboard and notify Jamaican authorities.

“We noticed the boat slowing down,” said passenger Andy Greenberg of Omaha, Neb. “We pulled up and the occupants were screaming: ‘No food, no water.’”

This is not the worst such tragedy in recent months.   Earlier this year, a man was stranded at sea for four months before being saved.  His brother-in-law died from dehydration, and the man says that the only thing that saved him was a shark bumping against his boat and waking him up.  That allowed him to see some nearby fishermen.

2 Responses to Jamaican Boaters Stranded 3 Weeks, Rescued by Cruise Ship

  1. Edward Smikle Reply

    December 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    The ship spokesman mighht want to check those people story out fully. I am from Jamaica, and I wouldn’t trust any story they tell without verification.How many people are going to take a boat to a Barbique in Jamaica. Where did they start out, and where were the barbique being held that they need a boat to get there?.
    They may have planned this whole thing just to get some attention, and publicity.
    After all Jamaicans lottery scammers have been ripping off American for years to the tune of hundreds of million. Jamaica is one of the most corrupt society in the world. There is no trust worthy people left in Jamaica. When it comes to corruption you start with the politician on down, that includes the preachers, all the way down to the higlers in the street.I was a teenager when I left there and it get constintely worst. You cannot trust your own family, they will set you and have you k**l for what you have. The should change their name to MURDERIOUS CORRUPTED JAMAICA..

  2. Edward Smikle Reply

    December 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The ship spokesman mighht want to check those people story out fully. I am from Jamaica, and I wouldn’t trust any story they tell without verification.How many people are going to take a boat to a Barbique in Jamaica. Where did they start out, and where were the barbique being held that they need a boat to get there?.
    They may have planned this whole thing just to get some attention, and publicity.
    After all Jamaicans lottery scammers have been ripping off American for years to the tune of hundreds of million. Jamaica is one of the most corrupt society in the world. There is no trust worthy people left in Jamaica. When it comes to corruption you start with the politician on down, that includes the preachers, all the way down to the higlers in the street.I was a teenager when I left there and it get constintely worst. You cannot trust your own family, they will set you and have you k**l for what you have. The should change their name to MURDERIOUS JAMAICA..

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