Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Amver cruise ship makes second rescue in a week

The Amver participating cruise ship Disney Wonder did it again! On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 the crew of the ship spotted a 13 foot wooden raft approximately 42 miles south of Key West, FL. The Disney Wonder launched their small boat and rescued the five from the raft bringing them aboard the cruise ship.

Winds were 18 knots and waves greater than 4 feet when the cruise ship launched its small boat to check for any medical concerns and embark the migrants. The cruise ship later transferred the migrants to a U.S. Coast Guard cutter.

Less than a week ago the Disney Wonder located a raft off the Cuban coast and rescued 8 Cuban migrants. This rescue brings the total number of migrants rescued by Disney Cruise Lines to 13.

The Bahamian flagged cruise ship enrolled in the Amver system on July 20, 1999 and will receive its 14th Amver participation award at an upcoming National Maritime Day celebration in Washington, DC.

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