Home » Money

Nerve-wracking moment HUGE cruise ship heads directly towards two women overboard

14 March, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • He is seen saving Allison Garrett 20 and Skylar Penpasuglia 19 both of Princeton West Virginia and who were in town for Spring Break

The harbor master pilot of the cruise ship was able to turn the ship and avoid the women and the deputy, investigators said.

Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Taner Primmer can be seen hauling the first of the pair into his boat as the massive cruise ship looms larger and larger.

Skylar Penpasuglia, 19, and Allison Garrett, 20, were enjoying their spring break in Port Canaveral, Florida, when their vacation almost turned into a catastrophe.

Two spring breakers out jet skiing in the Port Canaveral area on Saturday found themselves in danger when their path crossed with an oncoming cruise ship. Brown, working with the Captain and bridge team of the Carnival Magic, maneuvered the vessel away from the boaters while Deputy Primmer pulled both boaters aboard his patrol vessel and out of harm's way.

Brown veered the cruise ship away from the jet skiers, giving Primmer just enough time to get both jet skiers into his boat and to back the boat away from the potential disaster.

Google's Uptime App Promotes Collaborative YouTube Viewing
If there are other people watching a particular video with you, you will see their icons moving along with you. While watching a video you can comment on what you're seeing, post messages, or react with emojis.

Passengers on the cruise ship gathered near the boat's rails to witness the rescue attempt.

Skylar Penpasuglia, 19, and Allison Garrett, 20, had been maneuvering their jet ski near the mouth of the Port Canaveral harbor on Saturday afternoon when they flipped over and fell into the water.

While there might seem to be plenty of room for everyone out on the open ocean, a marine traffic incident nearly led to a group of jet skiers getting run over by a Carnival Cruise Line ship in a Florida harbor.

Capt. Doug Brown was at the helm of the Carnival Magic, saw the jet skiers in the channel and alerted Primmer, who was on duty in the harbor in a Sheriff's Marine Unit patrol boat. Brown's quick actions also gave "Deputy Primmer the extra seconds he needed to save the young girls".

Garrett took to Facebook following the incident to thank Primmer for his actions. "He was truly a hero yesterday,".

Recommended:

  • Jewish center receives second bomb threat in less than a week

    Jewish center receives second bomb threat in less than a week

    More than a dozen Jewish community centers have received similar threats across the USA recently. Last week's threat involved an email message, and that incident is still under investigation.
    Unconscious Criss Angel Rushed To ER After Straitjacket Escape Goes Horribly Wrong

    Unconscious Criss Angel Rushed To ER After Straitjacket Escape Goes Horribly Wrong

    Hope he is ok! There is no word from Angel's reps at this time. "Didn't appreciated peoples comments as they were leaving". RyanPerez tweeted: 'At the Criss Angel Show. - will iv of ap (@WillIVMusic)At the Criss Angel Show.

    Donald Trump's travel ban could wreck USA bid for 48-team tournament

    Trump issued a revised order this week that bans non-visa holders from six of those countries from traveling to the U.S. Bids have to be submitted by December 2018, with the host to be decided in May 2020.
  • Switch back into the game

    Switch back into the game

    It's so easy to bring with you to play on the road, you can take it anywhere, on planes, trains and automobiles. The hacker claims they only had to tweak their existing iOS exploit to get it running on the Switch.
    After a good moment, Trump returns to form

    After a good moment, Trump returns to form

    And thanks to Kellyanne Conway , Trump's presidential counselor and former campaign manager, this week will be no different. Trump's wiretap claim, as congressional Democrats have demanded.
    Trump to Palestinian leader: It's time for peace

    Trump to Palestinian leader: It's time for peace

    The Palestinian leader called for a "Palestine and Israel, living side by side on the pre-1967 borders in peace and security". Mahmoud Abbas has been invited to visit the White House by Donald Trump to discuss resuming peace talks.
  • Intel Acquiring Mobileye For Autonomous Driving Technology

    Intel Acquiring Mobileye For Autonomous Driving Technology

    Last summer, BMW announced it would work with Intel and Mobileye to bring self-driving cars to mass production by 2021. The move comes as Intel ramps up investment in the automotive industry to become a leader in self-driving technology.

    "I'm officially coming out of retirement" - again calls out Conor McGregor

    You're the B-Side, I'm the A-side. "You're blowing smoke up everyone's [butt], if you want to fight, sign the paperwork". A huge boxing superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is sure to make a lot of dollars if not much sense.
    The First Trailer for Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER Looks Amazing

    The First Trailer for Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER Looks Amazing

    Here's an worldwide version of the trailer which has some even better scenes and a less serious tone. Baby Driver opens on August 11 .
  • Iraqi forces retake third of west Mosul from 'weakened' ISIL

    The forces reportedly killed a prominent IS leader called Ali Salem al-Jabouri in Badush, other media said . But the process of advancing in Mosul is laborious, Saadi said.
    ACC to dominate NCAA Selection Sunday

    ACC to dominate NCAA Selection Sunday

    The college basketball season has reached the pointy end, and that means it's time for the big dance - the NCAA Tournament. Hicks was expected to have a breakout season like Brice Johnson did previous year , however that never came to fruition.
    Fukushima 'falls under siege' of wild boars

    Fukushima 'falls under siege' of wild boars

    The meltdown of the nuclear plant forced thousands of residents to abandon their homes and leave their pets and livestock behind. Before the 2011 disaster, boar meat was actually a delicacy in northern Japan, before they became too toxic to eat.


Popular

Wonder Woman Trains To Deliver Proper Fades In New Trailer
The newest trailer teased its audience with Diana's backstory as it showed how she trained to be a warrior on her home island. Wonder Woman is a forced to be reckoned with and she's one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

There's a Clear Winner in Beverages: Bottled Water Tops Soda
Research from the Beverage Marketing Corporation says growing health concern about sugary drinks is a factor. Of course, just because Americans are drinking more water doesn't mean soda companies are suffering.

Congressman Raps 'Juicy' On The House Floor In Honor Of Notorious BIG
Christopher Wallace , also known as Biggie Smalls and The Notorious BIG, is remembered 20 years after his killing. If the Nets' "Biggie Night" is half as entertaining as that video, the Brooklyn fans are in for a real treat.

Emma Watson Explains Why She Didn't Star in 'La La Land'
Actress Emma Watson says singing lessons for her role as Belle in " Beauty and the Beast " have helped her general acting. The film also stars Dan Stevens, Luke Evans , Josh Gad, Emma Thompson , Ian McKellen to name a few.

Beware! Spoiler Alert For Final Season of The "Vampire Diaries"
He sees Elena just before Bonnie is able to wake her up, and tells her about his sacrifice, giving her a message for Caroline. Eight seasons is a long time for a show to air and, while I'm sad to see it go, I'm glad that it has existed all this time.