Amver rescues tallied by agency

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Three different Amver rescues unfolded in the Caribbean last weekend resulting in 27 lives saved. The cruise ships Disney Wonder and Carnival Conquest rescued a combined 21 Cuban migrants from disabled boats while the bulk ship Desert Hope rescued 6 people from another disabled boat.

The first case on April 11 involved eight Cuban migrants in a rustic 15 foot boat dead in the water approximately eight miles north of Mariel Harbor, Cuba.

The second case unfolded when the Carnival Conquest located a group of people on a disabled raft waving a white flag approximately 30 miles southwest of Marquesas Key. The cruise ship embarked 13 survivors and coordinated with the Coast Guard to rendezvous with the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence to transfer the migrants.

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