Disney Cruise Liner Saves Stranded Cuban Migrants Off Bahamas

A Disney cruise ship came to the rescue of three migrants whose boat capsized in the Atlantic Ocean Thursday morning.

The Disney Fantasy was steaming toward the cruise line's private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay, when a passenger spotted the stranded boaters.

Passenger Maria Telese, a Philadelphia native who is on the ship with her family, said that passenger alerted a bartender who then notified the captain.

Telese said the ship circled the capsized boat until a small ship was sent out to rescue the people.

A spokesperson for Disney Cruise Lines said staff contacted the U.S. Coast Guard and waited 30 minutes for guardsmen to pick up the boaters.

The boaters were Cuban migrants and didn't suffer any injuries in the ordeal, a coast guard spokesman said.

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