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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.

Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Crew Member from Anthem of the Seas

Oct 20, 2018

US Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of a crew member from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas. The incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, two hours after the vessel departed from its homeport Cape Liberty, Bayonne. Coast Guard watch standers at a command center in Boston were notified by the ship's authorities that a 34-year-old man aboard the ship was experiencing severe leg pain.

Carnival Elation Captain And Crew Recognized With AFRAS Humanitarian Assistance Award

Sep 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues.

Rescued Fishermen Send Thank you Letter to Pacific Princess Captain and the Crew

Sep 06, 2018

The three fishermen who were rescued by the cruise ship Pacific Princess after their boat sunk on August 25, sent a thank you letter praising the ship’s crew.

Crewmember Airlifted From Celebrity Summit After Suffering Heart Attack

Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard conducted medical evacuation of a crew member from the cruise ship Celebrity Summit approximately 230 miles off the coast of New Jersey, Monday afternoon.

Pacific Princess rescues 3 men in the North Sea

Aug 25, 2018

The cruise ship Pacific Princess changed its course in the North Sea to rescue three men in a life raft who had sent up a flare. The vessel was heading back to the port of Dover after an eight-day voyage to the British Isles when an S.O.S. signal was sent to rescue the men, who were floating in a small life raft.

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off Norwegian Star in the Adriatic Sea

Aug 19, 2018

A 46-year-old British woman was rescued after falling from the cruise ship Norwegian Star off the coast of Croatia, the country's coastguard reported. Croatian Coast Guard said the woman identified as Kay Longstaff was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea some 45 nautical miles offshore - around 11.45 pm on Saturday.

Filipino Crew Member Missing From Holland America Line Cruise Ship

Aug 04, 2018

A Filipino crew member working onboard Holland America Line cruise ship ms Amsterdam was reported missing. The 35-year-old man was last seen on Thursday at around 6 p.m. while the ship was sailing Sitka Sound, Alaska. His disappearance was reported at 7:45 p.m. by the crew after he did not show up for a work shift. The crew made extensive searches onboard the vessel of all public areas and facilities but they couldn’t find the missing man.

Medical Emergency: Coast Guard evacuates crew member from Queen Mary 2

Jul 07, 2018

A crew member on board the Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Mary 2 was evacuated due to a medical emergency and transported to a hospital on Friday evening.

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