Friday, April 17, 2015

Shipwrecked on a Deserted Island

Crew from Celebrity Solstice rescue two from deserted island
You know all those theoretical discussions about what you would want to have if you were shipwrecked on a deserted island? Two men can tell you tonight - from experience - that two absolutely essential things are a satellite telephone and Celebrity Solstice sailing nearby.

The crew of Celebrity Solstice performed a rescue on Thursday that was far from the usual sighting of a disabled boat floating out at sea and lowering a boat to pick up the people. Instead, the cruise ship went to a deserted island, found a save place to take a landing boat ashore, and radioed the men needing a rescue where to meet them.

The complete story appeared in the April 17 edition of Cruise News Daily.