Disney Magic rescues 18 lost at sea!

poohmomof5

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 3, 2007
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!
 

kaseyC

Mom to 3 lovely Princesses
Joined
Mar 25, 2002
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!
Amazing! Those 18 people were extremely lucky.
 

Grandma4ever

One day closer and still counting!!!
Joined
Sep 25, 2006
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!

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.
 

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  • mmouse37

    DCL Diva!!
    Joined
    Jun 29, 2001
    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
     

    maria-fan-22

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    Joined
    Jun 17, 2010
    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.
    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:
     

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