Tragedy has struck a Disney Cruise Line sailing in the Bahamas as an officer was found dead aboard the Disney Dream.
According to Cruise Law News, an officer was reportedly discovered dead on board the Disney Dream on Sunday. His body was located in an air conditioning room that is on deck seven of the ship.
The Disney Cruise Line officer was discovered hanging in the air conditioning room in what is being reported as an apparent suicide. Authorities have not yet released the name or age of the officer that was found dead.
Over the weekend, the Disney Dream was last in port at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island which is located in the Bahamas. From there, it was returned to Port Canaveral, Florida before heading back out on another sailing to Nassau.
The body of the Disney Cruise Line officer was removed from the Disney Dream as the ship was in the Bahamas.
Due to the ship being registered in Nassau, Bahamas, that is where jurisdiction is for it. Any sort of investigation into the death of the Disney officer will be conducted by the Bahamas Maritime Authority.
Strangely enough, Bahamian authorities are investigating another death as well, but this one was aboard the ship of another cruise line. According to ABC News, a female crew member’s lifeless body was discovered early on Monday morning as it went through Bahamian waters.
That ship or cruise line has not yet been identified, and the name of the deceased female was not released either.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force has released a statement confirming the two deaths aboard different cruise line vessels. In the case of the Disney officer’s death on the Disney Dream, his body was found while they were docked at Castaway Cay. The female officer on the other ship was found as it was in motion in the waters.
A few other incidents have already happened with different Disney Cruise Line sailings this year.
Earlier in May, a passenger got injured and had to be airlifted off the Disney Magic to a shore-side hospital. In February, an American passenger drowned in the waters at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
In January, the Disney Magic actually rescued a passenger who had fallen overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. After falling overboard unnoticed, the Disney Magic was traveling the same route and luckily could pick him up.
The death on board the Disney Dream still is to be investigated by authorities, and Disney Cruise Line has not yet issued a statement or comment regarding the situation. The Royal Bahamas Police Force has their hands full with this unfortunate death and that of the female officer on the other ship.
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