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Cruise ship rescues 58 Haitians in Caribbean

Cruise ship rescues 58 Haitians in Caribbean

The Allure of the Seas cruise ship has rescued 58 Haitian citizens stranded in the Caribbean and has taken them to the Mexican island of Cozumel.
Royal Caribbean International spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says a guest spotted a boat and alerted the crew Thursday afternoon as they were heading from St. Maarten to Cozumel.
Martinez said Friday the Haitians indicated they didn't need any assistance and the cruise ship continued on its voyage. The captain informed the U.S. Coast Guard, which later asked him to go back and help them.
She said the ship rescued the 47 men, 7 women and four teenagers and gave them food, water and medical treatment.
They were turned over to the Mexican Navy Friday when the ship arrived in Mexico.