Disney ship, Coast Guard Search for migrants after boat capsized
Search Team with the United States Coast Guard five bodies have been found after searching for a group of migrants who went missing after their homemade ocean liner capsized off the coast of Florida, leaving a Disney Cruise ships stop sailing in the area and assist in rescue efforts.
Nine people were eventually rescued, according to ABC news.
Coast Guard rescues nine migrants, finds five dead after temporary boat capsizes off Florida coast
Authorities said the group of migrants were on a makeshift boat when it capsized 50 miles off the coast of Little Torch Key, Florida. Winds were 30 mph on Saturday and rough seas 6 to 8 feet.
The Coast Guard claimed that the nine people they rescued were all wearing life jackets, while the other four died shortly after capsizing. Another person is believed to have died shortly after the incident.
“For individuals residing in the United States looking for information about a family member who may be intercepted by the Coast Guard, please contact your local government representative,” the Coast Guard said. know.
#Break @USCG Crew is looking for 5 people, about 50 miles away. off Little Torch Key, after a group goes out to sea on a homemade ship that capsized during a failed exodus. 9 people were rescued, 1 was found dead, Sat… pic.twitter.com/UlYspfz4el
– USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) November 20, 2022
The Coast Guard added the hashtag ##DontTakeToTheSea and tagged the account for the US Embassy in Cuba in their tweet.
None of the victims had been publicly identified as of Monday afternoon.
Disney’s cruise ship imagine Stop during the search, assist the rescue effort
Meanwhile, Disney Cruise Line imagine was halted Sunday after an incident at sea that left four people dead, reportedly, and is believed to have helped contribute to search and rescue efforts.
“While the Disney Cruise Line fleet is renowned for its world-class service and Disney experiences, like amusement parksthere are times when the real world is imbued with the magic of Mickey Mouse,” writes Disney-centric Inside The Magic website.
“Unfortunately, in a tragic incident in the waters south of Florida, a migrant ship capsized and Disney imagine stopped to assist in the search for the victims,” the statement continued.
Disney Fantasy has completely shut down and the coast guard is circling the planes overhead. The word on the street is that someone or something is in the country of interest. #DisneyCruise #DisneyFantasy #DisneyCruiseLine pic.twitter.com/bTQ5nCW2Bt
– Express Theme Park (@ThemeParkExpres) November 20, 2022
Video uploaded to Twitter shows Coast Guard planes circling the area as they search for missing migrants.
The news comes months after 17 migrants – including a baby – died after their boat capsized in the Bahamas
In July, Shade room previously reported at least 17 deaths, including a baby, after a boat capsized in the Bahamas. Authorities said the boat was capable of transporting Haitian migrants in an operation suspected of “smuggling” to the United States.
An investigation into the incident is still underway, but authorities said at a news conference that there were between 50 and 60 people on board the boat when it capsized about 12 kilometers off the coast of New Providence Island about half a mile off the coast of New Providence Island. Sunday night.
The boat full of hopeful migrants is said to be heading to Florida.
Officials are said to have found the bodies of 16 women, including a child believed to be 4 or 5 years old and a male. Authorities rescued 25 other people from the water. Between eight and 12 people are still believed to be missing at the time of reporting.