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Medevac off Escombreras
In the afternoon of Aug 22, 2023, the 'MSC Orchestra', en route from Marseille to Malaga, requested the medical evacuation of an 89-year-old passenger with emphysema. The CCS Cartagena of Salvamento Marítimo mobilized the SAR boat 'Salvamar Draco', which rendezvoused with the cruise ship one nautilcal mile south of Escombreras and transferred her to the port, from where she was taken to the hospital for further medical care.
Crew member died in accident
The death of a female South African crew member in the night of March 24, 2022, aboard the 'MSC Orchestra was believed to be of an accidental nature. She had suffered a severe injury, and medical staff rushed to help the crew member. She had injuries to her neck and head, and had bled to death, so they couldn’t save the crew member's life. She was working in the crew mess, and it was her first contract. The ship left Durban for a three-night voyage on March 25. Police in KwaZulu-Natal was investigating the death of the 29-year-old woman.
Medevac in Corfu
The Central Port Authority of Corfu was informed in the night of Sep 20, 2021, that a 79-year-old passenger of the 'MSC Orchestra', which was en route from the port of Corfu to the port of Mykonos, needed to be medevaced. The ship returned to the port of Corfu, where it disembarked the patient. He was then picked up by an ambulance and taken to the Corfu General Hospital for treatment. The cruise ship then resumed its voyage.News schreiben