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Disney cruise ship rescues 3 U.S. fugitives clinging to capsized boat off coast of Cuba

This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the MSC Opera cruiser off the coast of Havana as it departs Cuba. Cuban state media announced on Friday, April 22, 2016 the loosening of the government's policy that banned Cuban-born people from arriving by sea. Those prohibitions were put in place in response to Cuban exiles launching attacks from the water in the first years after the Cuban revolution. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the MSC Opera cruiser off the coast of Havana as it departs Cuba. Cuban state media announced on Friday, April 22, 2016 the loosening of the government's policy that banned Cuban-born people from arriving by sea. Those prohibitions were put in place in response to Cuban exiles launching attacks from the water in the first years after the Cuban revolution. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)  ((AP Photo/Desmond Boylan))

A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat. He says all three were wanted for violating their supervised release on federal credit card fraud charges in New Orleans.

Twenty-six-year-old Luis Rivera-Garcia, 23-year-old Juliet Estrada-Pérez and 23-year-old Enrique González-Torres were turned over to authorities in Florida.

The fugitives were Cuban nationals who were from the United States. Rojas says authorities believe the three may have been fleeing to Cuba to avoid prosecution.

They have been charged with violation of supervised release. It's unclear if they have attorneys.

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