Cruise ship crew rescues migrants from boat drifting off Florida coast

Cruise ship crew rescues migrants from boat drifting off Florida coast

Crew members aboard a Celebrity Beyond cruise ship rescued 19 migrants from a crowded boat Monday, after spotting people in distress in waters northwest of Cuba.

Once the migrants were rescued from their drifting boat, they were provided with blankets, a change of clothes, food and a medical evaluation before the US Coast Guard was contacted.

Capt. Kate McCue, the skipper of Celebrity Beyond, shared a video of Monday’s rescue on social media.

Officials say hundreds of migrants have been making or attempting landings in the Florida Keys in recent days.

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