As we've learned, cruise ships are basically floating disasters waiting to happen. But every now and then, they actually help PREVENT a disaster.
Last month, a man named Roy Nagy and his wife Kendra were asleep in their cabin during a Royal Caribbean cruise around the Virgin Islands. And in the middle of the night, they woke up when they thought they heard someone yelling for help.
They weren't sure though. So at first, they almost decided to IGNORE it. But when they heard them again and realized they were coming from the WATER, they assumed someone had fallen overboard, and reported it to the captain.
Eventually, a second couple ALSO said they heard something, and the captain decided to take it seriously. So he turned the ship around, and after an hour of searching with floodlights, the crew finally spotted something.
It turns out three Americans from St. Croix had capsized their speedboat, and they'd been floating in the open ocean for TEN HOURS.
According to the captain, if the Nagys hadn't said something, the men probably wouldn't have made it.