- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) - The government of the Cayman Islands says 24 Cuban migrants rescued by a cruise ship appear to be in good health.

A government statement issued Thursday says the 23 men and one woman were being detained by immigration authorities in the British territory. They are to be returned to Cuba under an agreement between the countries.

Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships rescued the group Tuesday. Their vessel had been adrift for several days in the Caribbean when the Carnival Paradise stopped to pick them up.

Miami-based Carnival Corp. says the crew gave the stranded migrants food, water and fresh clothing and then took them to the ship’s next destination in Grand Cayman. The Paradise is on a five-day cruise that departed Tampa on Monday.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide