French rescue teams mobilised on Friday after a boat with six people on board experienced engine failure northwest of Saint Lucia and went adrift.
According to the Force Armée Aux Antilles Facebook page, the French Navy frigate Germinal went to the rescue on Friday afternoon during difficult weather conditions.
A Panther helicopter took off to locate the boat, which had earlier transmitted a distress signal.
The Panther lowered a diver onto the adrift boat, and eventually, the helicopter airlifted the six passengers and safely transferred them to the French Navy vessel.
The vessel then transported them to the Martinique Capital, Fort de France, according to the Force Armée Aux Antilles Facebook page, which provided no additional details.