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Cruise ship with norovirus cases refused to dock in Gibraltar
The 'Spirit of Discovery' was due to dock in Southampton in the morning of Feb 12, 2020, with at least 89 passengers on board who were suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. A Gibraltar government spokesperson stressed that these symptoms were not those of coronavirus, but it was believed they were struck down with norovirus. On Feb 9, the authorities in Gibraltar had turned down a berthing request by the ship, which has been cruising around Italy and Spain. The vessel, which has 868 passengers and 513 crew on board, was told to continue its journey back to Southampton without stopping.
Medevac off Galician coast
On Jan 11, 2020, the 'Spirit of Discovery' requested the medevac of an injured passenger 65 miles off Finisterre. An 88-year-old woman had to be evacuated by helicopter after falling aboard the ship which was 65 miles off the Galician coast in the morning. The accident was reported to the MRCC of A Coruña at 08.10 a.m. From there, the Helimer 401 helicopter was mobilized to the ship and arrived on scene at 9.50 a.m. The patient was hoisted and taken to the airport of A Coruña in Alvedro, where an ambulance was waiting, which had previously been notified to transfer the woman to the University Hospital Complex of A Coruña. The cruise ship was enroute from Southampton to Funchal.
Medevac off Brest
A 78-year-old woman was medevaced from the ‘Spirit of Discovery’ off Lanvéoc near Brest on Nov 5, 2019, at 11:30 a.m by the Caiman helicopter of the French Navy. The CROSS Corsen coordinated the medical evacuation of the patient. At 12:40 p.m., she was hoisted amd then transported to the Hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest where she was taken care of at 1:47 p.m. French report with photos: https://actu.fr/bretagne/brest_29019/une-femme-78-ans-helitreuille-large-lanveoc-pres-brest_29179411.htmlNews schreiben