Man Rescued By Coast Guard After Going Overboard From Disney Dream En Route Back To Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // May 9, 2017
INCIDENT HAPPENED LATE LAST WEEK near bahamas
(Inquisitr.com) – Late last week, a sailing aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship turned frightening as a guest ended up going overboard and needing to be rescued by the Coast Guard. The sailing was on the Disney Dream, and there isn’t a lot known about the incident, but it is now being reported that the male guest didn’t fall but ended up jumping off the ship on his own.
Cruise Law News reported that on Thursday (May 4), a male passenger went overboard during a four-night sailing through the Bahamas. The news was first reported by Chip and Co. which said the guest went overboard early in the evening, but it was immediately noticed by the staff on the ship.
At the time, all that was known is that a Coast Guard plane flew over the area where the man went overboard as the Disney Dream began circling. The recovery was said to have taken less than an hour, and the guest was taken to the ship’s medical center.
When the incident occurred, the Disney Dream was actually heading back to its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida.
During the four-night sailing, the ship visited Nassau, Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay, and had a day at sea.
Disney does have a very advanced security system onboard their Disney Cruise Line fleet of ships, and a “man overboard” signal did sound on Thursday evening.
A user by the name of “cruiser21” posted in the DisBoards forum and had more specific details regarding the incident.
“He jumped about 6 pm. It was light out with dead calm seas several passengers saw it and heard the splash. Coast Guard showed up about 45 minutes later. He was rescued after about 90 minutes by Disney crew. A lot of people were at dinner and didn’t know anything about it. The did call mr mob one time.”
“Mr. Mob” is Disney’s subtle and secretive way of calling for a “Man Overboard.” In this situation, he jumped off the fourth deck at a time when the majority of guests are at dinner, and most of the others are at the nighttime show.
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