On Thursday August 30, 2018 the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board was notified of a Disney Fantasy cruise ship maintaining position off the coast of Providenciales outside the Princess Alexandra National Park to facilitate the evacuation of a passenger due to a medical emergency. The Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources has conducted a preliminary investigation.
All relevant government and statutory bodies were advised and were prepared to provide assistance as required. We learned that emergency medical services responded to the scene where an emergency vessel made landfall at Blue Haven Marina accompanied by a nurse from Disney Fantasy and provided the necessary aid in transit to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.
Further details regarding this incident will be forthcoming pending the detailed investigation by the Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources.