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Couple watches in despair as cruise ship leaves with kids on board

NASSAU, Bahamas (WCMH) – A couple watched in despair from the docks as the ship they were supposed to be on left port for New York with their kids on board.

The dramatic scene was captured and posted to YouTube by passenger Jaron Frieden.

According to the New York Post, the ship was stopped for the day at Nassau in the Bahamas, and passengers were told to be back on board by 5:30pm.

The mom didn’t make it in time and her husband went ashore looking for her. The captain reportedly even waited an extra half hour for the missing woman.

After the ship left however, the video shows the husband and wife desperately trying to flag the ship down, but it was too late.

The New York Post reports the kids, a boy, 9, and a girl, 12, stayed on the ship with other family members and were eventually reunited with their mom and dad three days later in New York.