Disney Magic Cruise Ship Saves 18 Individuals Considered Lost at Sea
USA Today confirms reports that on Friday, August 6, 2010, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic rescued 18 Algerians considered lost at sea while voyaging in the Mediterranean. While sailing between Gibraltar and Barcelona, the Disney Magic joined the search for the people who had been reportedly missing for four or five days.
“The shipboard team heard crew members from two other vessels talking on the radio about sighting the boat and then losing a visual of it, so the Disney Magic then joined the search and quickly spotted the small boat, which had lost power,” Disney spokeswoman Rena Langley says.
On September 3, 2009, the Magic’s twin sister, the Disney Wonder, rescued a man who had jumped off a Carnival cruise ship while touring the Bahamas.