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Carnival Fantasy comes to the rescue of 23 people on disabled boat

Apr 15, 2019

The cruise ship Carnival Fantasy rescued 23 people on Sunday who had been drifting in the Gulf of Mexico for days. According to reports 22 Cuban nationals sailed from Cuba to Mexico on a wooden boat when it lost power, setting them adrift for days.  A Cuban-Mexican raised them to his sport fishing boat, but then he also suffered an engine failure and the group spent another three days at sea. They managed to establish contact with the US Coast Guard and requested evacuation from the stranded boat.

Pregnant Crew Member Airlifted From MSC Cruise Ship

Apr 12, 2019

The Spanish search and rescue agency Salvamento Maritimo performed a remarkable evacuation of a Brazilian woman who was in labor on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. After experiencing contractions and almost giving birth on board MCS Seaview the woman was airlifted from the vessel some 400 miles of the coast of Gran Canaria on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Viking Sky Engine Failure Caused by Low Oil Level

Mar 27, 2019

After investigating the incident Norwegian Maritime Authority announced today that the cruise ship Viking Sky motors failed because of relatively low oil levels in the engines. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded Viking Sky over the weekend while the vessel was sailing from Tromso to Stavanger with 1,400 passengers and crew on board.

Smoke and Medical Evacuation of a Crew Member on Carnival Sensation

Feb 12, 2019

A crew member who was in need of urgent shoreside medical care was airlifted from Carnival Sensation by the US Coast Guard on February 9. The cruise ship which was sailing towards Cozumel was diverted to Key West, Florida to rendezvous with a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter for a medical evacuation. Because of the medical emergency, the stop to Cozumel was canceled.

Coast Guard Evacuates Crew Member From Caribbean Princess

Jan 28, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of a 43-year-old crew member from the cruise ship Caribbean Princess, reports Coast Guard News. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a call from the crew of Caribbean Princess on Friday, Jan.

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Reported Overboard

Jan 24, 2019

The US Coast Guard is actively searching for a 26-year-old crewmember who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Majesty of the Seas.

Celebrity Solstice narrowly avoids wiping out stricken boat

Jan 10, 2019

Four youngsters on inflatable boat had a frighteningly close call with the 122,000 tonne cruise ship Celebrity Solstice in Tauranga Harbour, Australia. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council posted the video showing the Celebrity Cruises ship leaving the Port of Tauranga on December 14, when a small rubber boat run out of fuel.

Costa Luminosa Recognized by Hellenic Coast Guard For Rescuing Crew From Burning Ship

Dec 20, 2018

Captain and the crew of the cruise ship Costa Luminosa were presented with a plaque by the Hellenic Coast Guard for the rescue of 11 crew members from the cargo ship "Kilic 1". Captain Pietro Sinisi is pictured here receiving the recognition on behalf of all shipboard personnel on Costa Luminosa from the Hellenic Coast Guard.

Costa Luminosa Rescues 11 Crew Members From Burning Cargo Ship

Nov 22, 2018

Around midnight on November 20, the Italian cruise ship Costa Luminosa, sailing to the port of Katakolo, Greece received a request for intervention by the Greek Coast Guard Center in Piraeus. The SOS signal was sent by the Turkish cargo ship “Kilic 1” who was in serious trouble due to fire on board.

Italian Air Force Evacuates Crew Member Suffering From Heart Attack

Nov 05, 2018

A 40-year-old crew member suffering from heart attack symptoms was evacuated by the Italian Air Force late Friday night. The request for emergency medical evacuation was sent by the captain of the cruise ship Artania at around 9 pm while the vessel was sailing from Cagliari to Naples, about 80 nautical miles south from the Sardinian coast.

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