Cruise Ship Comes Within Feet Of Colliding With Jet Skiers

Spring breakers nearly hit by cruise ship in Florida port

A Port Canaveral harbor pilot and a Brevard County marine unit were able to save a pair of jet skiers as a massive Carnival cruise ship barreled toward them, coming within feet of them. As the ship moved through the water, Skylar Penpasuglia, 19, and Allison Garrett, 20, both of Princeton, West Virginia, were riding a jet ski in Port Canaveral.

A passenger on the cruise ship captured the rescue on video. It shows Primmer pulling the women on board his Sheriff's Office boat just as the 130,000-ton cruise-liner whips by.

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.

The pilots association said when Primmer neared the jet ski, one of the women fell off the watercraft. That's an observer's play-by-play in a YouTube video now making the rounds after a very close call in Florida waters over the weekend.




The incident occurred Saturday as the Carnival Magic was departing Port Canaveral harbor.

"If someone gets too close to one of these cruise ships when they're not supposed to, there's no way it's going to be safe", Murray said. "This was the first time with people in the water, nearly right in front of you". Brown then directed the cruise ship away from the jet skiers while Primmer helped them to safety and sped away. The Sheriff's Office provides all law enforcement and seaport security services for Port Canaveral.

A Brevard Sheriff's deputy rescued two spring breakers who almost got hit by a cruise ship.

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