Published on : Thursday, March 27, 2014
The passengers boarded a small boat in the Florida Straits, the 90-mile (144 km) span of water between the southern tip of Florida and Cuba.
The situation was dangerous as the boat was overcrowded. There was no lifesaving or navigation equipment and the boat was taking on water.
No injuries were reported and the migrants were transferred to a nearby US Coast Guard ship after they were spotted on Tuesday.
The migrants will be returned to Cuba “in a couple of days,”. Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said the cruise ship was travelling from Key West, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico, with 2650 passengers onboard.
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