HAVANA TIMES — The Carnival Dream cruise ship rescued Wednesday 39 Cubans in the Caribbean Sea traveling in a small boat, reported the Nola.com website.
The group of desperate Cubans was composed of 34 men and five women. They were brought aboard and evaluated by the medical staff of the cruiser and given food, water and clothing, the company said in a statement.
The Carnival Dream was heading to Jamaica with 3,646 passengers on board when the crew saw the small boat and its occupants “in trouble.” The migrants will most likely be returned to Cuba.
Vance Gulliksen, a spokesman for Carnival, said that such rescues have become frequent in recent years.