According to reports, the US coast guard commenced a search operation of a 37-year-old man who fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. The incident took place on July 4, while the vessel was sailing northwest of Cuba.
After a cruise ship collided with a dock and a tourist boat in Venice on June 2 in the Giudecca Canal, the historic preservation association Italia Nostra stated that large ships should no longer travel along that channel.
Specifically, Italia Nostra said that the June accident shows that Venice is at serious risk and called for a ban of cruise ships in the city.
As the cruise company informed Fox News, a crewmember from the MSC Seaview cruise ship dived into the water to save a passenger who ‘chose, on her own will, to jumb overboard’ in Italy. The unidentified Irish woman allegedly jumped from the MSC Seaview cruise ship while it was at the Italian cit of Genoa.
As local sources report, the Columbus cruise ship unexpectedly changed its course and docked at the Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden. While the cruise vessel departed from Amsterdam it hit something in the water. Thus, the Port of Amsterdam and the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate were then on board for consultation and the exchange of information.
An MSC cruise ship crashed into a pier and a tourist river boat on a busy canal in Venice, on June 2. According to local media, four people were injured due to the collision, with MSC explaining that the ship experienced mechanical problems.
Crewmembers of the Carnival Fascination managed to rescue a man that went overboard on May 18. As Carnival informs, the passenger had jumped from Deck 10, with the crew and passengers immediately notifying the bridge team of the incident. Once informed of the incident, the bridge team returned the vessel to the location of the incident. The captain then deployed a rescue boat, with the crew bringing the victim back onboard.
91% of passengers and crew onboard the cruise ship ‘Freewinds’, owned by the Church of Scientology, that is quarantined off Curacao, are now immune to measles and are free to leave the ship, according to local health officials. 199 of the 216 crew members and 91 of the 102 passengers were vaccinated or were immune, and had sufficient levels of antibodies against measles.
A Church of Scientology cruise ship quarantined by the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia for measles is due to arrive on Saturday, May 11, back at its home port on the island of Curacao, where it will face similar restrictions. A team of health officers in Curacao plans to visit the vessel once it returns.
A cruise ship that came into Canada Place in Vancouver Harbour on May 4th collided with another cruise ship. As Holland America stated, which owns both ships, they rubbed against each other while docking stern to stern. Despite the collision, no one was injured and passengers left the ship as planned.
A number of cruise boats under the same fleet have been raided by police and marine safety inspectors, in connection with the death of a passenger aboard the vessel Lady Rose the previous weekend. Emergency services were called to a marina in Balmain just after on February 2, after the 39-year-old was found unconscious in the bathroom cubicle of the three-level vessel.
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