Celebrity Cruises has released the following statement on cancelling a scheduled call in Turkey: Due to the security situation taking place in Turkey, Celebrity Cruises has cancelled Celebrity Reflection’s overnight stay in Istanbul. Instead, the ship will overnight in Athens (Piraeus), Greece, and also call to Rhodes, Greece. We appreciate our guests’ understanding and cooperation, and looking forward to welcoming them aboard.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation in Turkey and will contact guests or their travel agents should we make any modifications to upcoming itineraries. The safety and security, of our guests and crew members is always foremost in our minds.
Reefer leaked heavy fuel oil after allision in Gdynia
The "Green Egersund" allided with a floating dock at the Naval Shipyard in Gdynia in the afternoon of Aug 27, 2015, around 5 p.m. and was breached. The ship leaked heavy fuel oil into the basin IV, which was collected throughout the day. It was difficult to estimate how much fuel oil leaked. The reefer had docked at the Gdynia Shipyard on Aug 20 for maintenance works.
Polish report with photo:
A Coastguard rescue helicopter carried out a medical transfer off South Devon in the morning of Aug 27, 2015, from the "Hebridean Princess", The Coastguard was called to airlift the passenger from the ship which was 12 miles east of Berry Head. The Coastguard helicopter was launched from Portland.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man who injured his hand aboard the "Hannah Boden" which was fishing off Ocean City, Maryland on Aug 25, 2015. The 23-year-old man was medevaced in the morning about 62 miles from the Ocean City coastline. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, arrived on scene and took the injured man to Ocean City Municipal Airport. Emergency medical personnel evaluated the man and recommended a Maryland State helicopter crew transport the man to Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he was receiving further medical care in the afternoon.
In the morning of Aug 27, 2015, the "Vision of the Seas" was involved in the rescue of about 45 migrants. The crew of the Vision provided food and water to the migrants. It then transported them on a tender boat to a nearby Greek island, after which the cruise ship continued on to its port of call in Kusadasi.