Virgin Voyages ” Scarlet lady hasn’t even left Miami for a month but has already carried out his first rescue at sea.
Honor a maritime tradition to help sailors in distress, Scarlet lady came to the aid of a small boat in distress Monday morning while sailing in the Straits of Florida (between the Florida Keys and Cuba).
After making an announcement, the ship‘s captain turned around to help. Once close enough to the small craft, the crew brought the eight on board. Scarlet Lady. One of the eight needed medical assistance and was treated on board.
The captain made a second announcement that Scarlet lady would meet with the US Coast Guard off Key West to transfer unexpected guests.
International maritime law stipulates that the captain of a ship has a moral obligation to assist persons in distress at sea, regardless of their nationality, status or the circumstances in which they find themselves.
After the transfer, the ship will head southwest for a timely arrival in Cozumel, Mexico. The route should not be impacted.
Scarlet Lady, which is Virgin Voyages’ first (and currently only in service) ship, is currently on a five-night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, and Bimini, Bahamas.
Watch a video of the rescue from the travel agency BFCruise:
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