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Cruise ship suffered engine damage
The 'Norwegian Star' suffered a problem with one of its azipods on Nov 2, 2019, around 1 a.m. apparently resulting in an alleged fire in the engine room. Passengers were alerted by a loud, shuddering, rattling noise. The ship seemed to stop and we heard 3 short alarm blasts and “Bravo.” The ship skipped the scheduled call at Dubrovnik and headed back to Venice. Passengers were offered a $100 non-refundable credit. NCL altered the schedule of the following cruise on the 'Norwegian Star', dropping calls at Kotor, Santorini, Mykonos. Instead, Split was added to the planned visits to Montenegro (Kotor, Nov 4), Corfu Island, Santorini Island (Nov 6), Mykonos Island (Nov 7), Kefalonia Island, and Dubrovnik. All passengers were notified about the itinerary changes in the early morning on Nov 3, 12 hours prior the scheduled departure at 5:30 p.m. As compensation, NCL offered USD 200 in OBC (per cabin) and plus 20% future NCL cruise booking discount.
Medevac in Sea of Crete
A 70-year-old female passenger of the "Norwegian Star" was in urgent need of hospital care on Sep 3, 2019. A patrol boat took her off and transported her safely to the port of Kyllini, where she was received by an ambulance and transported to Patras General Hospital for medical care.
Medevac off San Diego
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from the "Norwegian Star" approximately 200 miles off the coast of San Diego on Jan 31, 2019. At 9:30 a.m., the cruise ship contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders requesting assistance for a man who was displaying symptoms of a heart condition. Watchstanders dispatched a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist. The "Norwegian Star" was 310 miles off shore when they initially contacted the Coast Guard, but diverted toward shore to meet the Jayhawk crew approximately 200 miles west of San Diego. Once on scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer to provide care and assist the patient into the basket before being hoisted into the helicopter. The crew transported the patient to Sector San Diego shortly after 5 p.m. where awaiting emergency medical services personnel assumed care of the patient and transferred him to UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest. The man was reported to be in stable condition.News schreiben