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Carnival Calls Attention To Its Rescue of 5 People On A Pleasure Boat

Excerpt from Cruise Critic

Dec 23, 2013 6:00 am

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Desperate for some positive publicity, Carnival issued a press release about the rescue. Earlier this year Carnival was criticized for taking advantage of numerous free rescues of its ships by the Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, and it eventually compensated authorities for some of these rescues.

— Dennis Schaal

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Carnival Valor rescued five sailors from a sinking ship on Saturday morning. Two of the deck’s officers sustained minor injuries during the rescue.

The Carnival Cruise Lines ship was sailing off the coast of St. Maarten when bridge crew received a radio call from a pleasure boat in distress. When the ship arrived on the scene, the vessel was sinking in inclement weather.

From Skift: Carnival issued the following press release about the incident.

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