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Disney Cruise Line Ship Assists in Rescue at Sea

Disney Cruise Line passengers were taken on a heroic detour as the Disney Fantasy assisted the United States Coast Guard in a rescue operation.

The United States Coast Guard shared,¬†‚Äúcrews are searching for 5 people, about 50 mi. off Little Torch Key, after a group took to the sea on a homemade vessel that capsized during a failed migration venture.‚ÄĚ Nine people were rescued alive, but 4 people reportedly drowned immediately.

But it appears that the Disney Fantasy was in the area and came to a full stop around the area to assist the Coast Guard in their search and rescue attempts. A video shared by Disney Insider Scott Gustin shows Coast Guard aircraft circling the area. It is unclear how much help the Fantasy’s crew played in the rescue attempt at this time.

According to 46 U.S. Code ¬ß 2304, concerning ‚ÄúDuty to provide assistance at sea,‚ÄĚ

“A master or individual in charge of a vessel shall render assistance to any individual found at sea in danger of being lost, so far as the master or individual in charge can do so without serious danger to the master‚Äôs or individual‚Äôs vessel or individuals on board.”

Little Torch Key is in the Florida Keys, just a short drive south of Bahia Honda State Park. According to MarineTraffic.com, the Disney Fantasy is on course from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico, and she appears to have resumed the course.

Disney Fantasy

Credit: MarineTraffic.com

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This is only the latest time Disney Cruise Line has had to work with the United States Coast Guard mid-cruise. Disney Fanatic reported earlier this year that the two groups came together when a Guest had to be medevacked off the ship. 

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Cruise Line news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

TK is a writer and editor based in Tampa, FL with a passion for all things Disney, and adventure.