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Category: Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Sick Peruvian Crew Member Evacuated Off NCL Cruise Ship Norwegian Sun

April 26, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

The Royal Gazette Online reports a Peruvian crew member on the NCL cruise ship Norwegian Sun was evacuated to Bermuda on April 25, 2011.
The Norwegian Sun was passing Bermuda on its way from Port Canaveral to the Azores when the 23-year-old female crew member became sick. Under maritime law, the cruise line is obligated to provide sick and injured crew members prompt, proper and adequate medical care. The Norwegian Sun radioed for help and a pilot rescue boat […]

Passenger Airlifted Off NCL Ship Norwegian Gem to Morehead City, North Carolina Area Hospital

April 3, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

The Outerbanksvoice.com reports a 57-year-old passenger was airlifted from the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ship Norwegian Gem 28 miles east off Cape Hatteras.
At 12:45 p.m. on April 3rd the ship’s doctor radioed the Coast Guard reporting that an injured passenger was suffering from internal bleeding and requested he be airlifted off the vessel. A Jayhawk helicopter crew was sent from the Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City medevaced the passenger and a ship’s nurse to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, […]

Hurt Passenger Airlifted from Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas to Tampa General Hospital

March 30, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

TBNweekly.com reports the Coast Guard evacuated passenger William Nicol, 76, from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Radiance of the Seas on March 20th.
A crewmember aboard the Radiance of the Seas radioed Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg requesting medical assistance for Nicol who was experienced hernia-like symptoms. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater airlifted the passenger from a cruise ship which was located about 75 miles southwest of Tampa and flew him to Tampa General Hospital. […]

Child Passenger Medevaced from Port Canaveral Based Carnival Cruise Ship Dream

March 30, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Wftv.com reports the captain of the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Dream radioed the Coast Guard requesting an emergency medevac of a boy who was suffering from internal bleeding.
The emergency occurred on March 28th while the Carnival Dream was on the first leg of its cruise heading to Puerto Rico from its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. The Coast Guard intercepted the ship as sea and flew the child, his mother, and a cruise ship nurse to a […]

Sick Cruise Passenger Medevaced Off Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess

March 26, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Coast Guard News reports a 64 year old passenger aboard Princess Cruises’ ship Emerald Princess on March 16, 2011. The passenger began experienced breathing problems and was placed on a ventilator approximately 115 miles from Haiti. The Emerald Princess requested the Coast Guard medevac the passenger. A MH-65C helicopter crew attached to the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer responded and carried the passenger to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The passenger was then flown to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to […]