A cruise ship carrying Cuban nationals lost two crew members Wednesday, including one captain, as the country struggled to contain a wave of violent crime.
The Costa Concordia ship, owned by Costa Cruises, was headed for Cuba and was scheduled to leave Miami on Saturday with passengers and crew.
The cruise ship has been sailing for Costa Cruise since 2013, when the Caribbean island nation was in the throes of a civil war and the country was gripped by a wave in crime that reached into the tens of thousands of dollars a day.
But Costa Cruisce said the ship had lost two of the crew members.
Costa Cruces captain, Jose Luis Garcia Padilla, said on Twitter that the ship lost two men in the water on Tuesday and a third crew member was rescued in a nearby fishing boat.
The Associated Press and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which tracks international crime trends, reported that there had been more than 100 murders in Havana since March.