Thursday, April 17, 2008
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 11 sailors off the coast of Puerto Rico after their Korean-registered cargo ship capsized in heavy seas. Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad says the entire crew of nine Guyanese, a Dominican and a Cuban fled the sinking vessel in a lifeboat.They were plucked unhurt from the Caribbean and taken to Jamaica. Castrodad said Wednesday that the 250-foot Tel Tale II was transporting silica sand when pounding waves caused its cargo to shift. The ship capsized Tuesday night about 300 miles off the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.