Two fishermen have been rescued by a cruise ship after being stranded for 20 days at sea.
Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas found them after a “miracle” chance encounter en route to Jamaica.
The fishermen were pulled off course by strong winds, while a storm had also diverted the cruise ship from its planned route, Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet said.
Both fishermen later disembarked in Jamaica to receive medical attention.
In a statement on Twitter, Mr Van Fleet said the fishermen had left Puerto Limón in Costa Rica on 1 December and fell asleep while soaking their nets – a lengthy process to make nets softer and easier to cast. Read more