Disney Magic rescues 18 lost at sea!

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  1. poohmomof5

    poohmomof5 DIS Veteran

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    I'm onboard the Magic right now and Captian John came on at about noon today and announced that at 3:45am this morning, the Magic rec'd a SOS call stating that a nearby ship heard screams in the water. The ship then commenced rescue operations and found 18 Algierians who had been lost at sea for 4-5 days. They are onboard now and are recieving food and water and healthcare. WOW!
     
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  3. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    Wow is right!
     
  4. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

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    Amazing! Those 18 people were extremely lucky.
     
  5. LD NURSE

    LD NURSE Mouseketeer

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    YEA for The Disney MAGIC!!!!!!!!:cool1: I love hearing stories about rescues!!!!:hug:
     
  6. oldshovelhead

    oldshovelhead A Disney Family

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    Talk about having a MAGICAL day...:)
     
  7. DMMarla07860

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    wow thats cool, those 18 people are sure lucky
     
  8. Grandma4ever

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    I want to know why the first ship didn't just recue them But great going DISNEY MAGIC. It show that DISNEY still has heart.
     
  9. nikkistevej

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    Awesome!!!
     
  10. IndianaPrincess

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    I wonder what dining rotation they are getting.




















    KIDDING!!! That is amazing news!
     
  11. mlynn

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    That is so great!!!!
     
  12. bluemoon1070

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    How awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
     
  13. woody73

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    Great news.

    Woody
     
  14. kbmo4444

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    We love Captain John :) Great Job Disney Magic
     
  15. reagan75

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    Wow that it amazing. I googled it and nothing else came up on the story. Too new?
     
  16. mmouse37

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    That is amazing.....and this is not the first time the Magic has come to the aid of people in need.

    We were on the Magic years ago on a caribbean cruise and we had to stop to offer aid to a very small rowboat that had 4 or 5 adult men and young boy. It was very sad to see them bobbing around in the boat with tattered clothing but because of Coast Guard regulations (we were told) we could not bring them aboard. We tied up to the rowboat and CM's were tossing water and food in their boat but we had to wait for the CG to come. When CG ship came the refugees got very nervous and were jumping in the water to get away. They were picked up the CG vessel and we brought the rowboat onboard. It was sad as we heard that they had fled Cuba and were lost at seas without supplies for a few days and were most likely now headed back there.

    MJ
     
  17. mouseears1

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    Great Job:thumbsup2 Disney "Magic" your are the greatest :love:
     
  18. dattlighner<3Disney

    dattlighner<3Disney Earning My Ears

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    :thumbsup2 GREAT JOB Disney Magic!! What wonderful and magical news!!
     
  19. maria-fan-22

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    And that other ship probobly didn't have good search and rescue training like the Disney ships do. Remember when the carnival passenger fell everboard and Carnival was too unprepared to help him and disney had a life boat out in the water almost imediately and to find him at night they told everyone on the ship to be quiet so they could hear the mans screams. That is true Disney MAGIC! pirate:
     
  20. scrapycruiser

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    That's why Disney is loved around the world !!!:grouphug:
     
  21. lyonking3

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    That's pretty cool. Wonder if it will make the news soon...
     

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