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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 with initials E.L. 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.

Brazilian Crew Member Medevacked from Pullmantur Sovereign

May 24, 2018

The Italian Coast Guard performed a rescue operation on Tuesday morning near Porto Torres, Sardinia, and made safe transshipment for medical evacuation of a 28-year-old Brazilian crewmember. The medical assistance was requested by the cruise ship Pullmantur Sovereign after a male crew member suffered an acute attack of appendicitis and needed urgent transfer to hospital.

Crew member airlifted from Norwegian Getaway

Apr 17, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old crew member on Monday from the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Getaway. The cruise ship departed from Miami on April 15, and was sailing to Costa Maya when the medical emergency was requested.

Filipino Crew Member Medevaced from Celebrity Infinity

Mar 12, 2018

Celebrity Infinity crew member was airlifted on Friday after suffering a heart attack on board while the vessel was sailing to Puerto Williams, Chile. Ship’s captain notified the authorities and requested emergency medical evacuation. 

Carnival Legend Crew Member Medevacked

Feb 28, 2018

A crew member on board the cruise ship Carnival Legend was airlifted to hospital after suffering from appendicitis. The Carnival cruise ship left Melbourne the previous day and was sailing to Isle of Pines, New Caledonia when the bridge officers requested assistance for a medical evacuation.

Christmas Miracle - Celebrity Summit Crew Rescues Stranded Sailors

Dec 22, 2017

Christmas has truly come early this year for 6 sailors who were stranded out at sea for over a month, and without food and water for the past 6 days. After receiving crackled S.O.S. radio signal on December 16, Celebrity Summit Captain Kate McCue made an announcement saying that the bridge picked up a mayday signal and is changing course to assist. Half an hour later Summit had reached a small boat drifting madly in the waves, without sails and out of power, towing a damaged dingy.

Injured Officer Medevacked from Sapphire Princess

Dec 13, 2017

Sapphire Princess officer was airlifted off the cruise ship in the early morning hours today after suffering serious head injury. The Master of Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera made an announcement on the PA system that there has been an officer that is in serious medical condition and needs medical evacuation.

Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from MS Oosterdam

Dec 04, 2017

A 33-year-old man, member of the MS Oosterdam crew was evacuated by the United States Coast Guard on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The crew member was suffering symptoms of appendicitis and needed urgent medical attention on land. Therefore the crew of the Holland America Line's cruise ship MS Oosterdam notified Coast Guard watchstanders that they need medical evacuation assistance.

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