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Aida Cruise Ship Provides Emergency Assistance to Refugees

Oct 03, 2023

The cruise ship Aida Blu aided a small yacht overcrowded with refugees off the coast of Sicily on Monday. The yacht, carrying approximately 40 refugees, approached the cruise ship and was secured alongside Aida Blu. A spokesperson for Aida Cruises addressed the situation, stating that the captain had previously been asked to provide emergency assistance by the Italian authorities.

Pacific Explorer Comes to the Aid of Distressed Yacht

Sep 25, 2023

The cruise ship Pacific Explorer which departed Auckland on Friday, had to divert its course and respond to a distress call from a New Zealand-flagged yacht, which had a broken mast.

Tragically, one life was lost during the incident involving the distressed yacht. Maritime New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed.

Baby Medevacked from Cruise Ship Near Port of Kotor

Jul 20, 2023

In a remarkable display of swift coordination and emergency response, a nine-month-old baby, a British citizen, was successfully evacuated from the cruise ship Marella Explorer, due to health problems. The urgent action was carried out by the Coordination Center for Search and Rescue at Sea, which includes the Maritime Safety and Port Management Authority (UPSUL).

Carnival Dream Crew Assists in Rescue of 17 People on Capsized Boat

May 19, 2023

The crew of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Dream came to the rescue of 17 individuals who found themselves stranded in the Belize Channel after their boat capsized. The incident occurred while the Carnival Dream was en route to the island of Cozumel, when the ship's vigilant officers spotted the distressed group and the capsized boat.

Coast Guard Medevacs Guest Who Ingested Battery On Carnival Dream

May 09, 2023

An unusual medical emergency occurred on the cruise ship Carnival Dream on May 6, 2023, which resulted in a recommended medical evacuation by the US Coast Guard. The incident involved an 86-year-old male guest who ingested a battery, causing gastrointestinal issues and other side effects.

Oceania Marina Crew Member Medically Evacuated In Greece

May 04, 2023

A crew member onboard Oceania Marina was medically evacuated in Greece after experiencing an urgent medical condition.

Coast Guard Conducts 4 Medevacs from Cruise Ships off California Coast Within 24 Hours

May 03, 2023

Within a 24-hour period, the U.S. Coast Guard carried out four medical evacuations of sick passengers from three different cruise ships off the coast of California. The first request for assistance came from the cruise ship Carnival Panorama at approximately 7 p.m.

Coast Guard Helicopter Narrowly Avoids Crash During Cruise Ship Medical Rescue

May 03, 2023

A Shocking video recently shared on Twitter by Stacey Brawley shows a US Coast Guard HH-60 T Jahhawk helicopter narrowly avoiding a crash into the sea in an attempt to evacuate a passenger from the cruise ship Carnival Dream. The incident occurred in adverse weather conditions on April 29, approximately 300 miles offshore of Fort Morgan, Alabama, USCG said.

MSC Virtuosa Crew Member Medically Evacuated at Port of Hamburg

Apr 18, 2023

A crew member aboard the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa required urgent medical attention and was evacuated shortly after the vessel departed from Hamburg, Germany. MSC Virtuosa, which had 6,300 passengers on board and had made 14 calls to Hamburg previously, left the Cruise Center Steinwerder around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening en route to Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Grand Princess Crew Rescues Two Sailors

Mar 21, 2023

The crew of the Grand Princess rescued two sailors stranded at sea after their boat suffered engine failure and began taking on water near the coast of Wilsons, Australia. The sailors, a 58-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, had escaped in a dinghy after activating the emergency beacon.