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.
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.
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.
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.
A 55 year-old German passenger was airlifted from the TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff in Greece on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. According to the press release the German national who was traveling on the Cruise ship near Samos and Ikaria, had cardiac problems. Ship’s Captain notified Greek authorities about the medical emergency. The Coast Guard reacted swiftly by sending Super Puma helicopter in order to transport the passenger to the hospital. The patient was transferred to the Cardiology Hospital in Samos, and is in stable condition.
A Carnival cruise ship has responded to the distress SOS signal send by the luxury superyacht Masteka 2, off the NSW mid north coast in Australia. According to the marine safety authority, in the early morning hours on Tuesday the superyacht, with six crew members on board, lost steering and started taking on water around 140 nautical miles from Port Macquarie.
Spanish Coast Guard performed medical evacuation on a minor passenger aboard the German cruise ship Aida Stella, when the vessel was sailing 20 nautical miles off the coast of Mallorca. The command center dispatched rescue helicopter type Helimer 203. Crew conducted medical evacuation of a minor patient and the child together with the ships doctor was airlifted and taken to hospital in Espases, Spain.