The 450-passenger luxury vessel Seabourn Odyssey embarked some unexpected passengers last weekend in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The vessel rescued three Samoans adrift in a fishing boat, considered lost at sea after disappearing three weeks earlier.
According to Seabourn's corporate blog, the portside bridge watch spotted something in the distance Sunday evening as Odyssey plied the Pacific 150 miles from Pago Pago, American Samoa. Odyssey Capt. Mark Dexter found no missing vessel reports, but diverted the ship to investigate.
Dexter and company discovered a small craft on which "three men [were] jumping and frantically waving their clothing," said Dexter.