When you go on a cruise, the last thing you want is a medical emergency. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, there has been an upswing in the number of medevac situations at sea. In this most recent case, a 58-year-old man was medevaced from Carnival Pride because he was having a heart attack.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend an entire cruise vacation at sea? The passengers aboard the Carnival Fantasy just found out, when a technical difficulty prevented the ship from reaching its destination of Cozumel, Mexico.
When you embark on a cruise, you might not expect the Coast Guard’s services to be of paramount importance at all, let alone twice! Yet, that’s exactly what was necessary for the Grandeur of the Seas, when two men had to be medevaced to nearby hospitals, mere hours apart, for unrelated health emergencies.
Cruises are a picturesque way to spend a vacation with your significant other, especially if it’s your first time away as a married couple. Unfortunately, one such vacation did not have a happy ending. 32-year-old Reco Scott jumped overboard the Carnival Liberty late last week.
Most people would assume that a cruise line’s top priority would be maintaining passenger safety. However, as revealed in an incident in Peru, that is not always the case. And tragically, lives can be lost when companies cut corners on safety measures.
For decades, travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens was forbidden by a travel ban. However, since the ban was lifted in late 2015, travelers have found countless ways to make their dreams of a Cuban vacation a reality. Now, the cruise industry is making Cuba more accessible than ever before.
For many, retirement is a sedentary time to relax and unwind after a lifetime of hard work. However, several retirees are turning that idea on its head, opting to retire at sea, instead! Read on to find out the latest cruise trend for the 65+ set.
Although cruises are equipped with ship doctors these days, there are some situations that require more intense medical assistance. This week, a 52-year-old man was medevaced from the Carnival Elation as a result of stroke symptoms. He was flown to a hospital on shore.
For most millennials, cruise vacations are not at the top of their list. However, a new cruise line by Sir Richard Branson–Virgin Voyages–may just change all of that. Big changes are coming in 2020.
When a passenger falls overboard, the Coast Guard is there to help. In this most recent case, Carnival Victory passenger Brandon Paul fell overboard 33 miles northwest of Cuba. Despite American and Cuban authorities’ best efforts, the passenger’s body could not be found.
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.
In recent years, pirate attacks have fallen out of the news spotlight. This week, however, Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel—an oil tanker—of the northern coast of Somalia.
A weekend jet ski trip narrowly escaped tragedy when the riders floated into the path of an oncoming cruise ship. Both were pulled to safety, but the near miss reminds us of the potential danger caused by being in the vicinity of cruise ships.
Cruise ships are not something you expect to see in your back yard. A Florida couple had a terrifying experience last week, when they feared the Celebrity Equinox was headed straight for their living room.
PASSENGERS AND CREW INJURED ON SHIPS
IN MARITIME CLAIMS WORLDWIDE:
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Holland America Line
- Royal Caribbean International
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Costa Cruises
- Oceania Cruises
...and many more
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8 Steps to Take If You Are Injured or Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
- Immediately report, in writing, the incident to the security department on the ship.
- Document who you reported the accident or crime to, when you reported it and who was with you.
- Obtain a copy of your written report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before it changes, if possible. Even if the scene has changed, take photographs.
- Write down the name, address, and telephone number of each person who was a witness to the incident.
- Visit the ship’s doctor to seek treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, visit a shore-based doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact an experienced maritime lawyer to discuss the incident as soon as possible.
The last thing you want on your vacation is to experience inclement weather. Especially when you’re on a cruise ship, a major storm can make for very uneasy seas and dangerous sailing conditions. Fortunately, when faced with two tropical storms this week, Carnival Cruise Line rerouted three of their ships to keep everyone out of harm’s way.Read More
Most people do not consider cruise ships to be the emergency responding vessel of choice. However, this week, the Adventure of the Seas rescued two men who had been stranded on their fishing boat for 23 days, proving that cruise ships may be more multi-purpose than you thought.Read More
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When most people think of a rescue mission at sea, they do not think that a cruise ship may be the vessel that arrives to save the day. However, in a harrowing tale from the Atlantic Ocean, the Queen Mary 2 did just that, stepping in to rescue a yachtsman stranded after a hurricane damaged his boat.Read More
Setting out on a cruise vacation should mean that endless days of relaxation are ahead! Unfortunately, if you wind up facing a medical emergency, this is not possible. Late last week, a 61-year-old woman discovered this for herself, when she was airlifted from the Carnival Miracle due to breathing difficulty.Read More
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A cruise is intended to be a relaxing and carefree time, but it often is not that way when you have a medical emergency! This week, a 66-year-old man was medevaced from the Carnival Fantasy, reminding us how underlying health concerns can flare up when you’re away, causing more stress than you may have expected.Read More
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For two decades, discussions have ebbed and flowed around the construction of an offshore cruise terminal along Australia’s Gold Coast. In the latest report, it seems councilors are not convinced that the terminal would be worth the investment.Read More