Cruise Ship Comes Within Feet Of Colliding With Jet Skiers

Shouts of “Oh my God! Oh my God! No, get in!” are heard in video footage.

A pair of jet skiers were pulled to safety on Saturday when they came within mere feet of being walloped by a massive cruise ship in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Footage of the incident shows the shadow of the vessel appear as a small boat idles and rescuers pull the jet skiers on board. 

Shouts of, “Oh my God! Oh my God! No, get in!” are heard in the video.

An account posted to the Port Canaveral Pilot Association website credited a Port Canaveral harbor pilot and a Brevard County Marine Unit Deputy with saving the jet skiers “from possible serious injury or worse.” 

Capt. Doug Brown was navigating the Carnival Magic cruise ship out of the port when he noticed the jet skiers nearby, according to the statement.

Brown alerted Deputy Taner Primmer of the Sheriff’s Marine Unite patrol, who was working in the area. Brown then directed the cruise ship away from the jet skiers while Primmer helped them to safety and sped away.

“Did we run over the jet ski?” one cruise ship passenger asks in the video.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident.

Two jet skiers are pulled to safety just feet from a massive cruise ship.
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Two jet skiers are pulled to safety just feet from a massive cruise ship.
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