Last night, just outside of Key West, 4 men were spotted signaling for help by the officers of the Disney Fantasy.
The 4 men were floating in a small raft just outside of Key West. It is not known what may have happened to their boat, if they even had one. When the men were brought aboard the Fantasy they were given both food and medical attention.
The Disney Fantasy was one its first day of its current 7 night cruise sailing from Port Canaveral to Grand Cayman.
The Coast Guard was originally contacted, but they were not needed once the Fantasy had arrived at the scene.
May 18, 2012 (10:00pm EST) Update: Regarding the fate of the men, who turned out to be Cuban refugees, Disney released this statement…
“We have notified the U.S. Coast Guard of this rescue and we are working with the proper authorities to coordinate the debarkation of the group … It would be up to those authorities to determine next steps.”
I will let you know what happens as soon as the ship docks in Grand Cayman tomorrow.
Header image: Disney Cruise Line