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The U.S. Coast Guard air stations in Atlantic City, New Jersey medevaced a passenger  from the MSC Divina cruise ship yesterday, March 19, 2019. The MSC cruise ship was approximately 100 miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The 52-year-old man was reportedly found unconscious on the ship’s pool deck. There is no explanation how or why the passenger was rendered unconscious. According to NJ.com, a rescue crew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air…
Several guests aboard the Mariner of the Seas report that a passenger who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship tonight has been located and rescued from the water. I first heard of the overboard and the rescue from updates on Twitter from @kcjarvis who posted information, via a live video “periscope” app, operated under “Mariner of the Seas #rcperiscopers.” He reported that “Oscar, Oscar, Oscar” announcements were made on the ship as it…
NCL’s Norwegian Breakaway failed a recent sanitation inspection conducted by the United States Public Health (USPH) inspectors in New Orleans, Lousianna. The purpose of the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to assist the cruise ship industry to “prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships.” VSP operates under the authority of the U.S. Public Health Service Act. The VSP…
Carnival Cruise Line suddenly and unexpectedly canceled all future port stops to Antigua, according to the AntiguaNewsRoom today.  Carnival’s announcement comes two weeks after Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne accused the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (“FCCA”) of “exploiting the region.” As reported by the Daily Observer on February 26th, Prime Minister Browne accused the association of “exploiting Caribbean countries for lower visitor tax rates:” “The reality is that the FCCA is literally exploiting the Caribbean. So you…
A few minutes ago, the Regal Princess rescued two survivors of a small place crash in the Caribbean. The Princess cruise ship was heading toward St. Thomas when the captain announced that there were two people in the water after the airplane crashed. The cruise ship changed course to reach the site of the airplane crash. The vessel’s crew deployed a rescue boat and retrieved a life raft and two people from the plane. One…
A few minutes ago, the Regal Princess rescued two survivors of a small place crash in the Caribbean. The Princess cruise ship was heading toward St. Thomas when the captain announced that there were two people in the water after the airplane crashed. The cruise ship changed course to reach the site of the airplane crash. The vessel’s crew retrieved a life raft and two people from the plane. The captain reportedly stated that  both…
A few minutes ago, the Regal Princess rescued two survivors of a small place crash in the Caribbean. The Princess cruise ship was heading toward St. Thomas when the captain announced that there were two people in the water after the airplane crashed. The cruise ship changed course to reach the site of the airplane crash. The vessel’s crew retrieved a life raft and two people from the plane. The captain reportedly stated that  both…
A few minutes ago, the Regal Princess rescued two survivors of a small place crash in the Caribbean. The Princess cruise ship was heading toward St. Thomas when the captain announced that there were two people in the water after the airplane crashed. The cruise ship changed course to reach the site of the airplane crash. The vessel’s crew retrieved a life raft and two people from the plane. The captain reportedly stated that  both…
High winds reportedly struck the Norwegian Escape last night, causing injuries to passengers as “chairs, tables, glass, people went flying to one side of the ship:” This morning (around 11 hours later), Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted that on Sunday, March 3rd, just before midnight, the Norwegian Escape encountered a “sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots, which resulted in the ship heeling to the port side …”  NCL tweeted that several passengers and crew…
The Carnival Victory reportedly lost power for several hours late this afternoon, according to passengers posting on social media. Passengers on the ship report that the at some point after 5:00 P.M., the Carnival Victory lost power and the ship went dark. (Several passengers mentioned that the ship lost power as early as 3:15 P.M.). A generator was started but the ship remained drifting without propulsion for several hours. The Carnival Victory is on a 4…