The [Disney_Dream] came to the aid of two distressed boaters adrift in the Bahamas on Wednesday according to a story from the Orlando Sentinel. The Dream was sailing on a 4-Night Bahamian cruise enjoying her day at sea when a distress call came in.
Crew members from the Dream launched one of the life boats and picked up the pair from the adrift boat, a Cobalt with Florida registration.
The two Americans rescued were brought aboard the Disney Dream and provided medical attention and food. Disney Cruise Line notified the U.S. Coast Guard and the pair returned to Port Canaveral onboard the Dream on Thursday.
“We are proud of our Disney Dream crew members, who skillfully demonstrated their training and commitment to maritime protocols around saving lives at sea,” Disney Cruise Line
Dan Tressler, II, a passenger onboard the Dream provided a series of photos to the Orlando Sentinel.
Announcement from Captain Gus Verhulst.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys.
Captain Gus from navigation bridge.
We’ve seen the completed successfully the taking over of the two persons in distress.
What you have seen is a good maritime tradition that we help each other at sea.
We’re gonna speed up now and en-route to Port Canaveral….
Here is a video of the Disney Dream rescue of stranded boaters on Jan.16,2013…with the captains announcement of the event and a navigational map of the location near the end of the video.
Thanks for sharing.