Last Saturday, at roughly 5:00PM EST on September 22, 2018, crew members aboard Norwegian Escape — a large cruise ship …
Category: Cruise Passenger S.O.S.
Late last week, two cruise ship passengers were simultaneously medevaced to North Carolina by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.
Last week, a 35-year old passenger experienced cardiac problems aboard a Silversea Cruises ship near Kotzeblue, Alaska, and was medevaced to shore.
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.
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.
There is no arguing with the fact that the last thing anyone wants when they set out on their cruise is to require emergency transport to a hospital on land. However, these types of events are becoming more and more common, leading us to wonder how cruises could improve their safety and medical facilities to better address guests’ needs?