Crew rescued from DCL-Disney Cruise Line's ship Disney Magic in the Irish Sea

   July 29, 2021 ,   Accidents

North Wales Coastguard (CG) rescued a crew member on Wednesday, July 28, from DCL-Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic ship cruising in the Irish Sea.

CG watchstanders received a call from Disney Magic's officers, reporting that the crew needed urgent medical attention and requested medevac to a land-based hospital.

The CG sent a helicopter from the Caernarfon base to intersect the liner and assist with the transfer of the crew member on Wednesday morning, July 28.

Witnesses onboard said the rescue crew had been winched onto the ship and remained for ~20 minutes before the patient had been flown to the hospital.

Disney Magic cruise ship

According to Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson, at 7:25 AM (London time) on July 28, the CG helicopter from Caernarfon had been sent to transfer a casualty onboard "a cruise ship in the Irish Sea to a hospital in Rhyl.”

The identity of the crew or the reason for hospital treatment hasn't been disclosed.

Disney Magic departed from Liverpool England Tuesday night, July 27, for a 3-day staycation (cruise to nowhere) around the UK when the rescue operation happened.

For more Disney Magic accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.