Rescue

Royal Caribbean passenger falls overboard Oasis of the Seas rescued by Disney Cruise Line ship

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09Jan2015

A passenger fell overboard from Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas on Thursday but was resuced by a Disney Cruise Line ship.

The man, identified as Frank Jade from the United States, fell overboard approximately 8 miles from Cozumel, Mexico.

The Disney Magic found the man after the ship followed the same path as Oasis of the Seas.  The Disney Cruise Line ship lowered a rescue boat into the water and were able to pick him up. The crew took him on board and the Disney Magic docked at Punta Langsota so Jade could be transferred to a private clinic for medical care.

Frank Jade is said to be in stable condition without any serious injuries. 

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas rescues 15 people at sea

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18Mar2014

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas rescued 15 people on a raft last week while in the Caribbean Sea.

According to passengers onboard, on Thursday the Captain announced that they had spotted a "crude raft" and would alter course to help. The incident occured while the ship was on its way to Cozumel from Jamaica.

The Captain reported those rescured were given clean clothes, showers and meals, and was in good health.

There was no word on where the rafters were from or their fate after being rescued.

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas rescues sailors

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19Dec2013

Freedom of the Seas rescued two sailors early this morning that were adrift at sea.

Cruise Critic reports the Royal Caribbean cruise ship found the two after the sailors shot a red flare to signal for attention.

Royal Caribbean Director of global corporate communications Cynthia Martinez issued this statement regarding the incident, "the rescue occurred today at approximately 5:30 a.m. as the ship sailed from San Juan to Philipsburg, St. Maarten. After sailing toward the red flare, the ship encountered a small boat with two passengers. Crew lowered a boat into the water and rescued the two men, both from the Dominican Republic."

After being rescued, Cruise Critic indicated that the Royal Caribbean crew gave the sailors food, water and medical treatment until they could be transfered to the United States Coast Guard in St. Maarten.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas rescues 7 on raft

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02Jul2011

For the second time in two months, a Royal Caribbean shipped rescued a group of people on a raft adrift in the ocean.  Oasis of the Seas came across seven people suspected to be Cubans on a raft while Oasis was on its way back to Port Everglades.

The rafters were spotted by passengers at 3pm on Friday, who quickly notified the ship's Captain and the ship engaged in a rescue.

In a statement by Royal Caribbean, the group consisted of six men and one woman.

Oasis contacted the United States Coast Guard who took the rafters into their custody.

Back in May, Allure of the Seas rescued a group of Cuban rafters as well.

Royal Caribbean ship rescues six people on raft

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06Dec2010

Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas rescued six people adrift at sea on a raft during a recent cruise.

Monarch of the Seas was on its way out of the Bahamas when a passenger onboard the ship spotted the raft near Freeport, Bahamas.  The Coast Guard reports that the rescued people on the raft did not appear to have any life-threatening issues.  Officials estimate the group of six was floating for 15 days, but there was no way to know exactly how long.

Investigators said they think the people on the raft are migrants from Cuba. If they are, officials said the group will be sent back to their country.