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Tallship allided with dolphin
The "Großherzogin Elisabeth" allided with a dolphin on May 31, 2015, when leaving the port of Büsum bound for Elsfleth in adverse weather conditions. The bowsprit of the ship was split and the foreship damaged. The ship was sent to the Elsfleth Yard for repairs which were estimated to take two weeks. All tours during this time had to be cancelled. German report with photo: http://www.nwzonline.de/wesermarsch/wirtschaft/klueverbaum-der-lissi-abgeknickt_a_29,0,226936444.html
Medevac off Amrum
On Juen 7, 2014, at 5 p.m. Bremen Rescue was notified by the Griroßherzogin Elisabeth" about a passenger who was suffering from strong seizures and needed immediate medical attention. Immediately the lifeboat "Vormann Leiss" of the DGzRS-station Amrum was dispatched to the tall ship which was about ten nautical miles west of the island. The lifeboat had on board a paramedic, went alognside in calm seas and took off the Patient within five minutes. During the return trip to Amrum the paramedic treated the patient before he was taken to shore by helicopter and was flown to a hospital.
Dutch report on this incident with some photos: http://www.knrm.nl/30waar_wij_zijn/10reddingstations/terschelling/06reddingrapporten/?TheArticle=16023News schreiben