Royal Caribbean ship rescues dehydrated sailor


Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas rescued a sailor racing in the Newport Bermuda Race after he became dehydrated.

The chairman of the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, John Osmond, said at 3:00 am on Monday Nathan C. Owen reported to be suffering the effects of dehydration.  

Enchantment of the Seas transferred him from his 46-foot sloop "Seabiscuit" at about 200 miles northwest of Bermuda in rough seas.

Enchantment of the Seas was on its way from Bermuda to Boston, Massachusetts when officials at Bermuda’s Rescue Coordination Center contacted the Enchantment of the Seas' captain and requested that the ship be diverted to rescue and treat Owen.