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Allision in San Francisco
The 'Ruby Princess' allided Pier 27 while docking in the morning of July 6, 2023, in San Francisco. The ship was returning from a 10-day cruise to Alaska, which had 3,328 guests and 1,159 crew members on board, none of whom were injured and all safely deboarded. The damage done to the vessel did not slow down new passengers from boarding at 4 p.m. PT, set to embark on the next 10-day cruise.On July 7 at 4 p.m., the ship was still docke. Following an inspection from the U.S. Coast Guard, it was cleared to sail once all damage has been fully repaired. There were over 3,000 guests currently boarded, who were being given the option to cancel and receive a 100% refund of their cruise fare, post-cruise hotel packages and transfers booked through Princess, prepaid shore excursions and other prepaid items and taxes, fees and port expenses. The ship finally sailed on July 10.
Medevac in San Francisco Bay
The US Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from the 'Ruby Princess' near Alcatraz on May 17, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received notification from the cruise ship at around 6:40 p.m. of an 85-year-old male who had suffered a leg injury during the transit out of the San Francisco Bay. Once the 'Ruby Princess' arrived back inside the bay near Alcatraz, Sector San Francisco watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot-boat at around 8:22 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., the boat arrived on scene and transferred the injured passenger on board. It then transited to Gas House Cove, where the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services around 9:20 p.m.
Sailing delayed after gastrointestinal illnesses on board
The departure of the 'Ruby Princess' from Galveston on March 6, which had experienced a small number of gastrointestinal illnesses during the recent voyage between Feb 26 and March 5, 2023, was delayed a few hours as a result of increased sanitation that took place after the guests had disembarked the vessel. The CDC has launched an investigation into several cases of gastrointestinal illness onboard the vessel amongst guests and crew members. During the voyage, 199 passengers out of 2,881 (6.61%) and 20 crew members out of 1,159 (1.73%) reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. The 'Ruby Princess' had sailed from Galveston, Texas, on Feb 26 and called at Cozumel, Mexico, Belize City, Belize, and Mahogany Bay, Honduras. Princess Cruises and the ship’s crew acted swiftly in response to the outbreak, implementing increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has initiated an investigation.News schreiben