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Cruise ship rescued yacht crew
The 'Carnival Breeze' diverted from its course to come to the aid of a sailboat in distress in the Gulf of Mexico on Nov 4, 2021 at approximately 1:00 a.m. The ship previously had received a mayday call while returning to its home port of Galveston, Texas after a five-night cruise to Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard also dispatched a helicopter to search for the sailboat, which was approximately 70 miles off Galveston. The skipper of the sailboat reported that he had injured his back and required assistance. There were also two passengers and two dogs on board the boat. After locating the yacht , the crew of the cruise ship lowered one of its lifeboats and maneuvered it alongside the sailboat. The three people aboard along with their dogs were transferred onto the vessel, where the ship’s doctor provided medical assistance to the injured sailor. All of them were taken to Galveston where they disembarked with the passengers. The U.S. Coast Guard warned mariners that the sailboat remained adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.
Carnival Breeze entered Dubrovnik in the course of repatriation of stranded seafarers
The “Carnival Breeze” sailed into Dubrovnik’s Gruz Port on May 26. The ship was transporting seafarers from Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Belarus and Bulgaria in the process of repatriation. Foreigners will travel on further to their home countries on charter flights or buses in accordance with epidemiological instructions. The Interior Ministry will conduct the formalities of inspecting each of their documents. The vessel arrived in Dubrovnik after its course was changed because ships were not berthing in Italy due to the coronavirus. Another cruise ship, the 'Carnival Magic' arrived in Dubrovnik on May 20 with 760 repatriated seafarers.
Cruise ship disembarks non-essential crew
On May 16 the 'Carnival Breeze' berthed in Southampton where non-essential crew members were disembarked. 70 staff from England, Irleand, Italy, Sambia, Romania and Australia went ashore. They were followed by 165 crew members from Hungary, Macedonia, Spain, Portugal and Serbia. On May 17 the ship sailed again, headed to Cadiz, Civitavecchia and Dubrovnik for more repatriations, with an ETA in Cadiz as of May 21.News schreiben