Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 25 People

A Carnival Cruise Line ship responded to a call from the U.S. Coast Guard and rescued 25 people stranded in a small boat off the coast of Mexico, the company announced Saturday.

The 2,984-passenger Carnival Radiance had left Long Beach, California, on Friday and was heading toward Ensenada Mexico for a three-day sailing when the cruise ship’s officers were informed by the Coast Guard “about a distress call involving a small vessel,” a news release said.

The U.S. Coast Guard did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

The rescued group was welcomed onto the cruise ship and given food, water, and medical assistance.

Carnival coordinated with the Coast Guard to hand off the group.

The incident did not disrupt the Carnival Radiance’s schedule, the company announced.

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