Princess cruise ship rescues two after private plane crash in the Caribbean

A Princess cruise ship rescued two people on Tuesday after their private aircraft went down in the Caribbean.

“Princess Cruises can confirm that upon request from the U.S. Coast Guard Regal Princess assisted in the rescue of two U.S. citizens whose private aircraft went down southeast of Grand Turk in the Caribbean Sea,” Princess Cruises spokesperson Negin Kamali said in a statement sent to USA TODAY.

“Both people rescued sailed onboard Regal Princess as the ship sailed to the next port of call St. Thomas. Regal Princess arrived in St. Thomas yesterday. Regal Princess is on day four of a seven-day Caribbean cruise.”

The ship originally departed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Cruise-ship rescues aren’t necessarily uncommon. A Royal Caribbean cruise ship rescued two sailors who were stranded at sea for several weeks in December. Earlier last year, a Carnival cruise ship rescued a Norwegian crew member after he plunged off the ship.

Contributing: Cydney Henderson

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