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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:13 AM
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Default Serenity Rescue at Sea

Unreal evening ! At 4 this morning, the ship was way off course with spotlights on the water. Eventually we located an inflatable raft with two souls aboard. (screaming their heads off) We hung over the rail and watched the entire rescue. I can't imagine what their fate could have been !

At 9am the captain just updated the ship. Two men in a 23 ft sailboat on route from Tenerife to Barbados, capsized. The Serenity was informed at 10am last night....reached them just before 4am...had them on board by 4:30 !

The did a fantastic job in a very scary situation.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Default Rescue at sea

We are on the Serenity mid Atlantic on our way to Miami.
last night ship received a distress call about a small sailIng vessel that had capsized.
We diverted and resumed three people who are now safe on board.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:45 AM
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Congratulations to the Captain and crew of Serenity! May you feel great fulfillment for your part in saving the lives of two men.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:52 AM
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Wonderful news about the successful rescue of the two men by the wonderful crew of the Crystal Serenity.

Best to you.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Gloria and Steve,

Wonderful news about the successful rescue of the two men by the wonderful crew of the Crystal Serenity.

Best to you both.

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Wonderful . . . congratulations to the Officers and Staff!
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Wonderful news to start the day.
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Below is a link to the details from the UK coastguard. Great job Crystal!

http://hmcoastguard.blogspot.com/

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Great job to all involved.
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Congratulations Captain Økland and all on a very successful team effort. Just curious, how will this impact the schedule of the cruise. It would be a shame to miss St. Maarten, but what a great reason.

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That happened to us on Symphony in 2001. They just sped up a bit and we made all stops on time.
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Gary, our CD, said we would be on time.
The Captain.and crew did a remarkable job rescuing these two men, who are now in the shops getting clothes. Everyone is very happy with the outcome.
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Gloria & Steve,

Talk about a coincidence.....I'm sure you'll recall the rescue at sea on the same Transatlantic voyage two years ago when we were all aboard Serenity?

2009 rescue:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ghlight=rescue
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I heard from Dick (almostretired) who is on board and he said that the seas were very rough last evening with high winds beginning around the time of the late seating. Along with the diversion and rescue it must have been rather exciting aboard.

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Outstanding job to the crew of the serenity.

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What an amazing job by the Captain and crew of the Serenity! And what a blessing for the rescued.
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Anyone take any shots of the rescue? We're posting a story momentarily and would love to include an image.
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Wonderful job. We are so glad everyone is safe.
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The Cruise Log has an article on the two rowers rescued at sea.
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I have to say, the two very gracious young lads have become celebrities on board! They were so adorable in their new outfits as they mingled around the Lido today.

They're very disappointed about the race (they apparently were in 2nd place at the time of the mishap) but are extremely happy to be alive.

If you're going to be picked up at sea....what better vessel to rescue you ?

They will be doing a question and answer period at some point on the crossing.

Watching them unwind in the hot tubs this afternoon, I couldn't help but wonder if the shock of their situation had not set in yet !
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