Steelers linebacker Harrison documents migrant rescue while on cruise

The 16 migrants will be turned over to Mexican immigration officials at the ship's next stop Cozumel

The 16 migrants will be turned over to Mexican immigration officials at the ship's next stop Cozumel

A Carnival Cruise Line ship hosting a Pittsburgh sports legends party rescued 16 migrants stranded in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday.

rescue mission Saturday.

The cruise started on Thursday in Miami and will travel to Key West in addition to Cozumel on its four-day trip.

"We have really good relationships with the cruise ships, we have an agreement that if they come across any migrants and they can safely embark them they will do so".

A pair of photos of a small, crowded and crude floating watercraft believed to be transporting Cuban defectors were posted to the Instagram account of Steelers veteran linebacker James Harrison.

Steelers linebacker Harrison documents migrant rescue while on cruise

The incident occurred approximately 50 miles off the northern coast of Cuba, Carnival said. The migrants were scheduled to be taken to the next port of call, where immigration officials will be waiting for them.

Harrison was not involved in the rescue and merely took photographs.

Cruise goers on the Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise were forced to conduct an impromptu

Organizers said the lineup on board would include Steelers running back Rocky Bleier, Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen and Penguins center Bryan Trottier.

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