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Category: Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Injured Passenger Aboard the Carnival Pride Cruise Ship Medevaced to Sentara Bayside Hospital in Virginia Beach

January 18, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

WAVY.com reports the Coast Guard medevaced a passenger off the Carnival Pride cruise ship in the Chesapeake Bay Monday to Sentara Bayside Hospital in Virginia Beach.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at approximately 10:20 p.m. January 16, 2011 from the Carnival Pride stating a 68 year old passenger needed to be medevaced. A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek was dispatched and arrived on scene at approximately 1:20 a.m. The man was transferred from […]

Holland America Cruise Line Crew Member Dies in Lifeboat Drill

January 9, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

The Dominion Post reports a crew member from the Holland America cruise ship Volendam drown in Christchurch’s Lyttelton Harbour during a lifeboat drill on January 8, 2011.
Reports state two crew members fell into the water after a cable snapped while they were working on a lifeboat hanging on the side of the Volendam. The first crew member, wearing heavy clothing and boots disappeared under the water. The second crew member was able to cling to bucket until […]

Crystal Cruise Line Crew Member with Eye Injury Medevaced to La Jolla

January 6, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Mercury New reports that shortly after 2 p.m. on January 3, 2010 the Crystal Cruise Line ship Crystal Symphony radioed the Coast Guard that a crew member suffered an eye injury and needed medical assistance. The Coast dispatched a helicopter from San Diego and an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Sacramento to the cruise ship which was approximately 250 miles southwest of San Diego. The crew member was flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for treatment.

Mother & Toddler Medevaced off Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Gem

December 19, 2010 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

WVEC.com reports Toddler and Mother Medevaced off Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship Norwegian Gem Coast Guard reported to a request to medevac a 16 month old girl suffering from an upper respiratory track infection and respiratory distress from the Norwegian Gem on December 18, 2010.
Lt. Commander Todd Block commanding pilot of the MH-60T rescue helicopter stated “it was a very difficult hoist” as the mission was conducted in high with with heavy rain and snow. The infant was taken […]