Rescued Seafarer by Royal Caribbean's Cruise Liner

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A seafarer floating his yacht from Newport, R.I., to Bermuda has been saved by Enchantment of the Seas that belongs to Royal Caribbean cruise company, after he became ill from dehydration in the Atlantic.
The rescue happened at 2:52 a.m. on Monday Jun 18, in seaway about two hundred miles northwest of Bermuda, the Royal Caribbean company stated. Once on the board of the cruise liner, the seafarer received food, water and medical treatment.
The seafarer, Nathan C. Owen of Norwell, Mass., was floating on his 46-foot yacht, "Seabiscuit." He was competing in the 635-mile Bermuda Race, a legendary competition in the yachting world. When Owen became ill, race officials in Bermuda conferred with an on-call physician in Massachusetts, according to news statements. Other racing vessels with doctors onboard were sent to help the seafarer, and even succeeded in throwing medicine on the board of his boat. But finally it was defined he needed to be under professional care.
The Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas departed Baltimore on June 14, and is now floating an 8-night itinerary which includes port calls to Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Boston, and Newport. The floating is planned to conclude Friday in Baltimore.