Maltese-Registered Cruise Ship Rescues Six Boaters Going From St. Thomas To St. Croix
MV ZENITH CRUISE SHIP TO THE RESCUE! The cruise ship rescued boaters going from St. Thomas to St. Croix.
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Coast Guard says a cruise ship helped authorities rescue six men who were stranded in rough seas near the territory.
Authorities said that the men were aboard three boats when two of them ran out of gas and one capsized.
The Coast Guard said it rescued one boater on Monday while the crew of the MV Zenith cruise ship rescued three more and a good Samaritan rescued two others.
Authorities said they received a call for help late Sunday for the boaters who were traveling from the island of St. Thomas to St. Croix.
The Coast Guard said the three men rescued by the cruise ship crew joined them for the trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.
MV Zenith is a cruise ship owned by the Spain-based shipping company Pullmantur Cruises. It is registered in Malta.