Carnival Cruise Line ships keep coming to the rescue.
One of the cruise line’s ships heading towards Miami made a detour to come to the aid of a small fishing boat. Seven passengers were successfully rescued after reportedly spending two days stuck at sea.
Carnival Horizon was returning to Miami from Aruba on Friday when they were alerted to the smaller boat’s calls for help, Local 10 reports. Passengers took pictures as the boat rescued the seven Haitian fishermen. Horizon is still expected to return to Port Miami on Sunday as scheduled with the fishermen on board.
A spokesperson for Carnival provided the following statement to Local 10: ”Continuing its longstanding tradition of assisting mariners in distress, Carnival Horizon was alerted to a small craft in need of assistance. Following the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, Carnival Horizon diverted its course and participated in a search and rescue mission, bringing several passengers from the craft on board. The passengers were given food, water and medical treatment. There is no expected impact to the ship’s arrival on Sunday.”
This is just the most recent story of Carnival Cruise ships providing aid to smaller boats. In May, Carnival Paradise received a distress call from a boat taking on water near Cozumel, Mexico. The ship reversed course and rescued the sailor. They then coordinated with Mexican authorities to transfer him back to shore.
Another Carnival ship, the Carnival Fascination, also made headlines when it rescued a passenger who jumped overboard. The incident occurred near San Juan, Puerto Rico. At the time, it was unclear what prompted the man to jump, but he was successfully rescued and treated by the ship’s medical team.
Carnival Cruise Lines did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.
Alexandra Deabler contributed to this article.