On Monday, a tanker off the coast of Guinea was attacked by pirates. Read on to learn more.
Category: Crewmember S.O.S.
Medevac rescues are fairly common at sea. When a passenger or crewmember aboard a cruise has a medical concern that exceeds what the on board medical professional is approved to treat, it is necessary to call in a medevac team so that the ailing individual can be taken to a nearby hospital. This week, not one but two women required medevac assistance from the same ship–the Carnival Pride–on the same day, just six hours apart.
Terrorism against cruise ships is not out of the question, so it’s important that the authorities know how to respond in times of emergency. This week, London law enforcement stepped up to the plate, proactively conducting a live drill on a Thames sightseeing ship.
Crewmember safety is an oft-overlooked aspect of cruise vacations. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many cases of cruise line negligence placing the lives of crewmembers in danger. A recent case out of New Zealand involving a crewmember who fractured her back, leaves us with more questions than answers.
There are many factors to consider when booking your cruise. From the destination to the offshore excursions, you’ll have a …
In recent years, there have been frequent maritime accidents involving commercial ships. Some of these incidents have been relatively minor, …