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Cruise ship call skipped due to tropical storm
The "Disney Fantasy" cancelled its call to the British Virgin Islands on Aug 27, 2019, because of Tropical Storm Dorian. There was still a possibility the cruise ship will reschedule that call to the BVI once the weather system has passed. The BVIPA made an early public announcement of the ship’s cancellation because it wanted to reduce the impact the cruise vessel’s absence will have on local businesses who were anticipating its arrival.The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said the BVI could begin experiencing wind gusts as early as Aug 27 evening. Though Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to potentially be near hurricane strength by Aug 27 or 28, the weather system was not expected to make a direct impact with the British Virgin Islands. On Aug 26 at 5 a.m., the centre of the storm was located near latitude 11.9 degrees North and longitude 56.4 degrees West. Dorian was moving in a westerly direction near 14 miles per hour. Its maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 miles per hour with higher gusts. A turn toward the west-northwest was expected later continuing through to the night of Aug 27 and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea.
Medevac in Matthew Town
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 33-year-old man from the "Disney Fantasy" on Nov 16, 2017. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a request from the cruise ship for medevac assistance at approximately 8 a.m. stating the passenger was reportedly suffering from medical complications associated with abdominal pains. The cruise ship transferred the patient to a pier in Matthew Town, Great Inagua Island, Bahamas where he was picked up by a Coast Guard crew. The patient will be flown via Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales Turks and Caicos for further medical care.
Tropical storm changed cruise ship itineraries
The tropical storm Franklin has altered cruise itineraries on at least two cruise lines sailing to the Caribbean this week. It currently has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving west towards Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula at 13 mph. The Disney Cruise Line has altered the itinerary for "Disney Fantasy". The cruise ship spent a day at sea on Aug 8, 2017, bypassing a stop in Cozumel. Carnival Cruise Line also made a change due to the tropical storm. The "Carnival Breeze" will sail a reverse itinerary and will now stop in Cozumel on Aug 11 instead of Aug 9.News schreiben