U.S. cruise passenger Frank Jade fell overboard from Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and was later rescued by a Disney Cruise Line ship travelling the same route. Jade fell overboard about eight miles from Cozumel, Mexico. Following along behind Oasis of the Seas, the crew of the Disney Magic was able to lower a rescue boat and pick him up after someone spotted him in the sea.
Some media reports indicate that Jade’s fall went unnoticed by the Royal Caribbean vessel. Apparently Jade had been on one of the vessel’s open decks when a wave knocked him overboard. He is now on shore in a stable condition without any serious injuries. The 225,282 gross ton Oasis of the Seas is 362m long and accommodates 6,360 passengers and 2,394 crew.
The 84,000 gross ton Disney Magic is 300m long and accommodates 2,713 passengers and 950 crew.