The very last thing that guests think about when excitedly boarding a Disney Cruise Line ship is how easily they could become injured and may need immediate medical attention. However, this is exactly the situation that unfolded yesterday aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship for one guest. Disney Cruise Line has recently been offering sailings to U.K. guests as a “staycation” at sea rather that adventurous itineraries due to the current health and safety policies currently in place.
The Tynemouth RNLI located in North Shields, U.K, was called out to the scene to assess and assist the injured guest. In a statement they released via Instagram, Tynemouth outlined their handing of the dire situation and how they were able to successfully airlift the guest from the cruise ship so they could be properly treated nearby for a dislocated shoulder. You can read more on their Instagram post here:
“Medical evacuation from Disney Cruise ship off Tynemouth.
Last night at 20:55 Tynemouth RNLI was called out to the Disney Cruise Ship Magic off the coast of Tynemouth to conduct a casualty transfer. The casualty had dislocated their shoulder while on board and had been treated by the ships doctor.
Tynemouth’s all weather lifeboat Osier made its way and pulled up on the starboard side of the ship to await the casualty transfer.
Once the casualty was aboard the crew undertook a quick casualty care assesment and provided pain relief while we made our short trip back to Tynemouth Lifeboat station. On arrival we were met with @tvlb_search_and_rescue who took the casualty to hospital.
The lifeboat was made ready for service again at 21:45.
Remember if you need any assistance call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”
Disney Cruise Line plans to resume test sailings from the US shortly in anticipation to amp up for welcoming full ship sailings of excited and hopeful guests.