Friday, September 14, 2018

An Award-Winning Performance

Last year, you may remember, we wrote about Carnival Elation picking up the captain of a shrimp boat that was sunk during Hurricane Irma. The other man aboard the boat was lost at sea, and the captain barely made it into the lifeboat.

For their bravery and humanitarian assistance, Captain Gigliotti and the crew of Carnival Elation were recognized this week with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues.

The complete story of the rescue appeared in the September 14 issue of Cruise News Daily.