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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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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.
Gloria and Steve
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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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.