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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.

Crew member with serious medical condition evacuated from Ovation of the Seas

Nov 30, 2017

A crew member was evacuated from one of the largest cruise ships in the world Ovation of the Seas.

Crew member and passenger medevaced from Oceania Riviera

Nov 20, 2017

The Spanish Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of two people, a crew member and a passenger, who were sailing on board the cruise ship Oceania Riviera. Medical evacuation has been confirmed to Europa Press by a spokesman for Maritime Rescue, who said that, around 9:20 p.m.

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.

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