Disney Magic: Possible Man Overboard on February 6, 2016

On February 6, 2016, passengers sailing aboard the Disney Magic on the final evening of their 3-Night cruise to the Bahamas reported a potential man overboard on the way home to Port Canaveral following a day at Castaway Cay. We are purposefully using the word POTENTIAL because, as of this time, we have only been able to confirm (via multiple passengers) that passengers were required to meet at their muster stations around 11PM for a head count reports the DisneyCruiseLineBlog.com

In addition, MarineTraffic.com tracking does show the Disney Magic slowing down around 2:47 UTC (9:47 PM EST), turning around and performing what looks to be a search west of Freeport (see screencast below) before resuming course back to Port Canaveral around 4:32 UTC (11:30 PM EST).

Based to a series of tweets from Adam Neal and a discussion with @Frnakvalenti71, a Brightstar announcement was made to around 9 PM, an hour later there was an announcement of a possible man overboard on the port side. Around 10:30 PM passengers were asked to go to their assigned muster stations.

Approximately 11:30 PM, passengers were informed the accountability process was complete. However, they did not say if accounted for everyone.

As of this morning, there is no word on wether or not all passengers and crew were accounted for or if this was a false alarm. I sent an email to Disney Cruise Line this morning requesting a statement on what is currently a potential man overboard situation. Check the DisneyCruiseLineBlog for more info…

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