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Voyager of the Seas made maiden call at Manila, Philippines
Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas made her first visit ever to the capital of the Philippines this past weekend. Voyager is one of the largest ships to call at any Filipino port. To celebrate the maiden call at Manila, a traditional plaque exchange ceremony was held onboard between Voyager of the Seas’ Captain Sindre Borsheim and local officials namely Mr Francisquiel Mancile, Port Manager of Philippine Ports Authority and Mr Patrick Chan, Vice President for Operations of Asian Terminals Inc. Voyager of the Seas' visit to Manila was part of a 4-night sailing from Shenzhen.
A door on a Royal Caribbean ship crushed her hand. She sued for $20.3 million — and won
Royal Caribbean International may be on the hook for $20.3 million after losing a case against a former employee who suffered a catastrophic injury in 2008 while she was working on board. In August 2008, New Zealander Lisa Spearman was a marketing and revenue manager on the Miami-based cruise line’s Voyager of the Seas, which was sailing from Barcelona, Spain. While in port, the ship was conducting a routine fire safety drill in which some of the vessel’s semi-water tight doors — powerful doors that prevent water from flooding the ship — are closed, according to Deborah Gander, Spearman’s attorney. A nurse from the port who was unaware of the drill tried to open one of the doors with a handle. Spearman was on the other side. As the nurse tried to pass through the door, she fell, according to the suit, and Spearman lunged forward to help her. When Spearman put her hand on the handle to keep the door open, the sliding door lurched back into its recess pocket in the wall, mashing Spearman’s hand into a space only big enough to fit a pencil. As bystanders called the ship’s bridge to disable the doors, Spearman’s hand was sucked into the door’s pocket three more times, Gander said. The nurse was unharmed, but Spearman broke her middle finger and her index finger. The nails on both fingers were ripped from their cuticles. http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/A-door-on-a-Royal-Caribbean-ship-crushed-her-hand-She-sued-for-20-3-million-and-won_168882188
Injured tourist airlifted from cruise ship
AN American tourist fell down the stairs of a cruise ship Sunday, breaking her pelvis. RACQ-CQ Rescue's helicopter landed on the deck of the 311m cruise ship Voyager of the Seas at Port of Airlie about 11am to transfer the 68-year-old woman to hospital. The rescue service was tasked from Mackay just after 10am to attend to the woman, who was from North Carolina. The woman was flown to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition. The Royal Carribean cruise ship was anchored offshore at Port of Airlie after departing Sydney last Wednesday. It was only four days into a 14-day voyage to Singapore. CQ Rescue's crew, including a doctor and critical care paramedic, orbited the huge cruise ship before landing on the helipad about 11am. A rescue service crewman said the service's Bell 412 helicopter landed on the front of the massive ship and remained running, rotor blades still turning, while the doctor and paramedic boarded the vessel and went below deck to assess and retrieve the injured patient. CQ Rescue flew a total of 110 nautical miles to transfer the tourist to Mackay Base Hospital, arriving before 1pm with the patient in a stable condition. https://www.coolum-news.com.au/news/injured-tourist-airlifted-from-cruise-ship/3169812/News schreiben