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Carnival Paradise Rescue Sailor

The Carnival vessel was sailing back towards its homeport in Tampa, Florida when it came to the rescue of a sailor on a sinking boat 13 miles north of Cozumel. On Saturday, May 18 the Carnival Paradise crew responded to a distress call from a small boat which was taking on water. The ship immediately activated its rescue procedures which included the launch of lifeboat 15.

The mariner was found in the water and was brought onboard the Carnival Paradise. He was provided with food, water, and medical treatment. A rescue boat arrived from the Mexican Coast Guard to take the two sailors back to land. The Fantasy-class cruise ship had departed Cozumel, Mexico just hours before which also meant the local authorities of Mexico were involved and they met the ship to pick him up, he was in a good condition.

A passenger from onboard the Carnival ship at the time tweeted a photo of the lifeboat having some minor damage. It is now known how this occurred during the rescue operation.

Carnival Paradise was on a 4-night cruise which departed Port of Tampa on May 16. The ship’s only port of call was in Cozumel on May 18 with a departure time of around 6:00 PM. The vessel is arriving back into its homeport today with a slightly longer 5-night western Caribbean itinerary departing later today.

The ship is 70,300 gross tons and has a guest capacity of over 2,100 at double occupancy. We’ve reached out to the cruise line for an official response and will update this post accordingly.

Also Read: Things to Do in Cozumel, Mexico for Cruise Passengers

Just last month we posted about sister ship Carnival Fantasy which rescued 23 people who were adrift at sea. This also took place around 130 nautical miles off the Yucatan Peninsula which includes Cozumel island. You can read more about this fascinating rescue at sea right here.

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