costa-deliziosa-cruise-ship-rescues-sailors-sinking-vessel (1:15 p.m. EST) -- Costa Deliziosa on Tuesday rescued eight passengers from a sinking yacht, which had struck an unidentified object in the middle of the Atlantic.

Deliziosa's captain was notified of the incident by the Delgada Coast Guard in Portugal, and he altered the itinerary of the voyage by some 170 miles to pick up the sailors, who are reportedly in good condition, according to a statement from Costa.

The ship then continued on its way to Antigua, a port stop on the 100-night world cruise from Savona that it's currently sailing.

--By Ashley Kosciolek, Associate Editor