While cruising to Bermuda from New Jersey, the cruise ship Celebrity Summit came across a sailboat apparently adrift. The ship began to circle the boat, and then an announcement came across the PA System "For Crew Only: Oscar, Oscar, Oscar." A few minutes later the Cruise Director came on the PA and announced we were stopping to assist as they believed at least one person was aboard. A rescue boat was lowered into the water and a crewmeber carefully boarded the boat. When he came out of the cabin he was holding a book or folder of some sort. Another announcement over the PA from our cruise director said there was no one aboard after all, but we were obligated to investigate and this would not impact our journey much.
This was our 2nd day on the ship, first full day at sea
this all took place about 2:20pm ET.
The whole ship leaning over railings watching the scene below cheered when the crewman got on board the derelcit sailboat!