Late last week, two cruise ship passengers were simultaneously medevaced to North Carolina by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.
Earlier this week, a 76-year old passenger suffered kidney failure aboard a Princess Cruises ship near Coos Bay, Oregon, and was medevaced to shore.
Last week, a 35-year old passenger experienced cardiac problems aboard a Silversea Cruises ship near Kotzeblue, Alaska, and was medevaced to shore.
Yesterday, a 48-year-old passenger experienced seizures aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near Sandy Hook, and was medevaced to a shoreside facility by Coast Guard watchstanders.
Yesterday, a 39 year-old passenger aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near Tampa Bay suffered chest pains indicating a possible heart attack, and was evacuated to a medical facility by Coast Guard watchstanders.
Last week, a 61-year-old passenger suffered a heart attack on board the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship near Craig, Alaska, and was medevaced to a medical facility by emergency responders.
This week, a 50-year-old North Carolina man was reported missing from the Carnival Paradise. It is believed that he went overboard when the ship was 85 miles west of Ft. Myers, Florida. The Coast Guard is conducting a search.
This week, a 66-year-old cruise ship passenger sued Celebrity X Cruises for the severe burns he acquired on his feet while aboard a European cruise in 2014. The man, who suffered from pre-existing nerve damage, believes the ship could have done a better job of warning passengers as to the high temperatures of the deck.
Seeing the hallway aboard your cruise fill with water is not something anyone ever wants to witness. However, that is exactly what happened late last week, when a faulty fire suppression system caused one of the decks aboard the Carnival Dream to fill with water. The company quickly worked to resolve the matter, and all passengers and crew members are safe.
Although no one plans on becoming ill at sea, the unfortunate reality is that it happens more often than anyone would like. This week, a 71-year-old cruise passenger required emergency medical evacuation from the ship, due to alleged kidney failure. He was safely transported to shore and taken to a local hospital for further treatment.
Late last week, a 24-year-old man aboard the Anthem of the Seas took his own life when he jumped overboard. This is the second intentional overboard accident this month, raising concerns over the safety of cruise ships and the potential need for mental health counseling at sea.
While many accidents and injuries at sea can be prevented, there are some situations when an extremely unexpected accident takes place. That is exactly what happened this week, when a woman was washed overboard the Pacific Dawn, into rough waters, as the ship sailed 150 nautical miles off the coast of New Caledonia. Due to dangerous weather conditions, other rescue teams were unable to help the cruise, forcing the ship’s crew to conduct their own search. After more than 12 hours, hopes faded and the efforts were called off.
While no one anticipates needing an emergency rescue out of paradise, that is exactly what happened this week, when a 70-year-old Australian woman was medevaced from her cruise as it sailed off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. The woman was experiencing severe abdominal pain. She was last reported in stable condition.
No one ever wants to experience a medevac ride from their cruise vacation. Especially as a child, there is probably nothing worse than having to leave the excitement of a cruise due to a medical emergency. However, that is exactly what happened this week, when a three-year-old boy had to be medevaced from the Norwegian Dawn with his mother, due to intestinal issues.
No one ever expects to find themselves in a health emergency at sea. However, for many, this is exactly what happens when their condition exceeds what is possible to be treated in a cruise ship infirmary. This week, a 76-year-old man suffered a stroke and possible internal bleeding while aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. He was medevaced to a hospital on shore, where his current condition is unknown.