Passenger medevaced from Disney Magic cruise ship in the English Channel

   September 6, 2021 ,   Accidents

On Friday night, September 3, the Tynemouth Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescue boat carried out a medevac for an injured cruise passenger from the DCL-Disney Cruise Line's ship Disney Magic

At 8:55 PM London time (21:55 UTC) the station was called out to assist the ship with a casualty transfer in the English Channel, off the coast of Tynemouth. The passenger had fallen and dislocated a shoulder while onboard and had been treated by the doctor of the liner.

Tynemouth's all-weather lifeboat, Osier, pulled up on the ship's starboard side to wait for the casualty transfer. After the patient was safely onboard, the boat crew performed a medical assessment and gave the injured pain relief. At the pier, a team from Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade met the boat and transported the passenger to the hospital.

Disney Magic cruise ship

Disney Magic is just back in service following a long hiatus due to the COVID crisis. In mid-July, she resumed operations in the UK market a month ahead of Disney's North American restart. Reservations for the short "staycations" (cruises to nowhere) are available for British nationals only and call only in UK ports, such as London Tilbury, Liverpool, Southampton, and Newcastle (Port Tyne). DCL has implemented a 100% vaccination policy and pre-boarding PCR test requirement for UK operations, along with a reduced capacity for social distancing. 

Curiously, the disrupted voyage was Disney Magic's first one following the COVID restart from Port Tyne.

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