Disney Cruise Line Crew Member Rescued By Coast Guard
According to a recent piece on WESH, the Coast Guard needed to rescue a crew member on a Disney Cruise Ship on Wednesday morning after the 43 year old suffered a heart attack.
The man was on the Disney Fantasy which was anchored just off the coast. He was brought to shore on a Coast Guard vessel and was then transferred to an ambulance which took him to the hospital this morning (March 25.)
As WESH tells us, it is not uncommon for cruise ships to have more than 1,000 crew members on the boats at a time. Despite Disney Cruise Line suspending itineraries during the COVID-19 outbreak, some crew members have stayed on the ship. Some are not able to go ashore during this time as they aren’t US citizens.
Here at MickeyBlog, we want to be clear that there are no reports of an crew members aboard any of Disney Cruise Line’s four ships having COVID-19.
Some of the ships that normally dock at Port Canaveral have been heading to the Bahamas to allow crew members some shore leave. However, others stop first at the Florida port to re-stock supplies. WESH tells us that there are nine ships using the port while the cruise business is on hiatus.
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