Latest news related to rescue on cruise ships and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the cruise ships told by the crew.

Filipino Crew Member Rescued After Going Overboard in Ushuaia

Feb 15, 2023

A 59-year-old Filipino crew member went overboard from Ponant expedition cruise ship Le Lyrial, while the vessel was moored at the port of Ushuaia, Argentina.

The incident happened on Friday, February 10, when the ship’s officers requested assistance from the rescue teams after the crew member fell into the water while securing the gangway as the vessel completed the mooring procedure.

The World Voyager Rescues 4 Shipwrecked Mariners

Dec 16, 2022

The World Voyager came to the rescue of a small sailing boat in distress and provided assistance to four distressed mariners on December 13, while crossing the Atlantic.

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from Carnival Valor

Dec 05, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard executed a medical evacuation of a 29-year-old female crew member from the cruise ship Carnival Valor. The crew member was medevacked on Saturday evening as the ship was sailing on the Mississippi River near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. 

Mein Schiff 1 Captain And Crew Receive AFRAS Humanitarian Assistance Award

Nov 28, 2022

Captain Omar Caruana and the crew of the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1, 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.

MSC Splendida crew member rescued after going overboard

Sep 15, 2022

A 24-year-old crew member went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Splendida on Wednesday, while the vessel was sailing off the coast of Calabria, Italy. The MSC Splendida stopped immediately and a Man Overboard signal was sounded at around 4 a.m. 

Royal Caribbean Lifeguards Assisted Over 160 Guests This Year

Aug 25, 2022

Royal Caribbean Lifeguards have had a busy start to the year. This year, they have assisted over 160 guests in pools on board across the fleet. However, it is not always at the pools that lifeguards jump into action. 

Coast Guard Medevacs Indian Crew Member from MSC Seaside

Aug 24, 2022

A Coast Guard aircrew evacuated a crew member from the cruise ship MSC Seaside while the vessel was sailing 30 miles from Capo Teulada, Italy.

According to reports, an Indian sailor needed urgent medical attention on land, and the captain alerted the Port Authority in Cagliari requesting an emergency medical evacuation.

Carnival Paradise crew rescues 6 Cuban migrants stranded at sea

Aug 24, 2022

For the second time in less than a month, the Carnival cruise ship Paradise has come to the rescue of Cuban migrants. Passengers aboard the Carnival Paradise heard an announcement from the captain and then the cruise ship circled a makeshift raft with six people on board.

Costa Cruises Captain Receives Bronze Medal of Merit for Rescue Operations Of The Burning Ship Kilic

Jul 21, 2022

Costa Cruises commander, Captain Pietro Sinisi was awarded with the Bronze Medal of Merit by Marina. The ceremony took place yesterday in Rome, at the General Command of the Port Authority Corps - Coast Guard, in the presence of the Commander General, Chief Inspector Admiral Nicola Carlone. 

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from Norwegian Encore

Jul 20, 2022

A Coast Guard Sitka aircrew evacuated a man from the Norwegian Encore cruise ship in the Chatham Strait on Monday.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on the scene at 7:27 a.m. and safely lifted and transported the patient to awaiting EMS personnel at the Mt. Medical Center Edgecumbe in Sitka.