P&O Cruises’ ship Azura rescued three endangered people from a small boat off the coast of Grenada in the Caribbean yesterday.

The ship’s captain reported that the men who were rescued appeared to be in poor physical condition.

The trio were treated by the ship’s medical staff and were later taken by coastguard with their craft to Grenada.

P&O Cruises marketing director, Christopher Edgington, said: “As required both by international maritime law and the duty of all at sea, we have to assist any vessel or seafarer in danger.

“We commend the actions of Azura’s captain and crew, who performed admirably, acting swiftly to save other seafarers.”

Azura is continuing to Castries in St Lucia where it is expected to arrive on schedule today.