THE law of the sea obliges any sailor to come to the assistance of another vessel in need, but Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas definitely went above and beyond in Feb this year.
The ship’s captain, Gus Andersson, responded to an SOS call from the US Coast Guard, which had been notified that a boat was stranded in the ocean after running out of fuel.
The gigantic mega-liner adjusted her course to get to the GPS coordinates provided by the Coast Guard and came to the rescue, giving the potential castaways a top-up to get their vessel going again.
That wasn’t all, though – the stranded sailors also received a mid-ocean pizza delivery service courtesy of Harmony’s Sorrento’s on-board pizzeria.
Andersson told passengers the group on the boat were in good spirits and didn’t request any food or blankets.
“However there are a few things in life that are appreciated, such as a couple of pizzas when you are in the middle of the ocean, so we threw in a few of them for good measure,” he said.