Injured woman airlifted from Carnival cruise ship

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 10:04 pm    

The United States Coast Guard evacuated an 87-year-old woman last Monday, October 24 at approximately 2 a.m. from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Imagination cruise ship. At the time of the rescue, the ship was approximately 58 miles northwest of San Diego. The victim needed immediate medical attention for a head injury she sustained when she fell after experiencing seizures.

According to Coast Guard officials, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was sent to the vessel to airlift the victim. She was safely hoisted into the helicopter about an hour after the helicopter was sent to pick her up. An ambulance that was waiting at the Coast Guard headquarters on North Harbor Drive transported the woman to a nearby hospital.

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Miami-based cruise lines to offer Alaska trips by 2017

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 1:49 pm    

In a ceremony at the Port of Seattle, Washington’s Pier 66 on Thursday, October 13, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced that the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will begin cruise trips to and from Alaska in June 2018. Currently, the ship is being built at the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Germany,

Other cruise lines will also start cruising to and from Alaska, such as Princess Cruises, which will sail seven-day Alaskan schedules starting May 2017 via the 3,092-passenger Emerald Princess and 3,084-passenger Ruby Princess. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will sail for Alaska in the summer of 2017 via the 3,840-passenger Explorer of the Seas and the 2,466-passenger Radiance of the Seas.

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Court of Appeals finds for plaintiffs in norovirus lawsuit against cruise line

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 5:23 pm    

In the case of Swift & others v. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, the defendant made an appeal regarding the court’s decision, which favored 16 claimants who alleged that Fred Olsen Cruise Lines did not perform their proper level of care. In particular, they say they failed meet provisions set forth under the Athens Convention of 1974, thus causing them to contract norovirus.

The judge asked whether the failure to implement the outbreak and control plan caused the passengers to contract the norovirus. In dismissing the cruise operator’s appeal, the Court of Appeals ruled that the judge that handled the case did so in an unbiased manner.

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Sinking superyacht Masteka 2 rescued by Carnival Spirit

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 9:15 pm    

The $20 million superyacht Masteka 2 lost steering and started taking on water about 260 kilometers from Port Macquarie, a town located at the mouth of the Hastings River in New South Wales, Australia. At the time of the accident, after 5 p.m. last Tuesday, October 4, the yacht carried six passengers.

Two workers who were hurt during the incident were rescued from the ship before it sank. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority instructed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit to remain with the yacht until they could come investigate the situation and make sure everyone was safe.

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