Ten African Migrants Rescued Off The Coast Of Spain By British Luxury Cruise

The crew of the the P&O Cruises flagship Britannia spotted an inflatable dinghy carrying the migrants at 1 am in the morning and immediately performed a U-turn and issued a man overboard announcement to the cruise passengers.

A Spanish coastguard helicopter was sent to pull the migrants out of the water and they were given shelter, food, drink and medical care on board Britannia until a coastguard ship arrived and they were handed over to Spanish authorities. 

British Luxury Cruise Ship

Once on dry land the they were attended to by the Spanish Red Cross.

The MV Britannia, named by HM The Queen in March 2015, resumed its normal cruise itinerary.