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Hurricane Irma: NCL Deploys Norwegian Sky for Rescue Mission in St. Thomas

Sep 09, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line is sending one of its cruise ships to a rescue mission in the Caribbean. Norwegian Sky is currently sailing towards St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to retrieve some 2,000 travelers who were unable to evacuate the island prior to the devastating Hurricane. 

Italian Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Crew Member in the Adriatic Sea

Jul 10, 2017

A crew member of the cruise ship Aidablu was evacuated this morning, Monday, July 10, by the Italian Coast Guard. The 34-year-old German national, experienced severe abdominal pain when the ship was 56 nautical miles of San Benedetto del Tronto. The vessel was sailing from Venice, Italy to Corfu, Greece when the medical evacuation took place.

Queen Mary 2 Rescues Sailor in the North Atlantic

Jun 22, 2017

British sailor Mervyn Wheatley is back on land after being rescued in the Atlantic Ocean from his battered yacht by the cruise liner Queen Mary 2. Cunard’s flagship participated last Saturday in the rescue of a man who had suffered problems with his yacht due to a strong storm. Mervyn Wheatley was participating in the transatlantic race Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race, known as OSTAR when his yacht was battered by strong gusts of wind.

TUI Crew Member Suffers Heart Attack Onboard

Jun 08, 2017

A 34-year-old Filipino crew member of the cruise ship "Mein Schiff 5" was evacuated by the Spanish Coast Guard on Tuesday evening due to medical emergency. The vessel was 54 miles from Palma de Mallorca when the ship's officers notified port authorities that a crew member had a heart attack, and was in need of urgent transfer to a hospital for further medical care.

Romanian crew member injured on HAL MS Westerdam

Apr 17, 2017

Civitavecchia Port authorities received a distress call from the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Westerdam, shortly after the vessel left the port of Civitavecchia. According to the Italian Coast Guard, there was a medical emergency for a crew member with Romanian nationality who sustained a head injury and was unconscious.

Philippine Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger

Mar 25, 2017

The crew of BRP Malabrigo has successfully medically evacuated a passenger of a cruise ship at vicinity waters 1.5 Nautical Miles Northwest of Carabao Island, Cavite, on March 19, 2017. The passenger was identified as 70-year-old, an Australian-national Mrs. Pauline Sulivan.

Video: Cruise Ship nearly runs over two jet skiers

Mar 12, 2017

Two women who fell off a jet ski were saved by Brevard County sheriff's boat just in time as the cruise ship, Carnival Magic was getting dangerously close.

Coast Guard medevacs woman from HAL MS Koningsdam

Jan 26, 2017

The US Coast Guard performed medical evacuation from the Holland America cruise ship MS Koningsdam, on a 68-year-old woman with head injury on Wednesday morning.

Crew member with broken back airlifted from Legend of the Seas

Jan 26, 2017

A seriously injured crew member working on Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, was airlifted in the early hours on Thursday. The medical evacuation was executed while the vessel was sailing 80 kilometers southeast of Wellington, New Zealand. 

Medical Emergency on Celebrity Silhouette

Nov 03, 2016

Celebrity Silhouette passenger was evacuated by the Cyprus Coast Guard on October 1, 2016 while the cruise ship was sailing south of Paphos. According to the information, a 64 year old man collapsed and needed immediate hospitalization. Ship’s captain informed the JRCC Larnaca about the medical emergency and the Coast Guard coordinated the evacuation, sending helicopter from the 460 SAR SQN.

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