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Cruise ship diverted to Port Angeles for medevac
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 73-year-old woman from the 'Westerdam' near Port Angeles on Oct 3, 2022. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center in Seattle received a medical evacuation request from the cruise ship of a passenger with symptoms of a mild cardiac infarction approximately 46 miles west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Due to low visibility, watchstanders directed the 'Westerdam' to continue towards Port Angeles to conduct the hoist. At 8:50 a.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene. The patient was transferred to emergency medical services at approximately 10 a.m.
Azipod damage off Hippa Island
The 'Westerdam' got its portside azipod out of service about 22 nautical miles west of Hippa Island, British Columbia, in position 53 32 59 N, 133 34 24 Won July 15, 2022. The vessel continued voyage to Victoria with the use of its starboard side azipod, where it berthed on July 17 at 10.15 a.m. UTC. It sailed from the port at 10.20. p.m. the same day.
Westerdam arrived in Honolulu
The 'Westerdam' arrived on March 16 in Honolulu and moored at Pier 2. She was scheduled to depart at 5 p.m. on March 17 and headed to San Francisco with an ETA as of March 24. There were no passengers aboard the ship which left Manila on March 2, but its crew disembarked in Honolulu. None of the previous passengers or crew have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The onboard doctor screened the crew members before they were released. The Coast Guard, the state and DOT Harbors Division were working with the cruise line and the ship’s crew to provide necessary services and to resupply it. The Westerdam crew had not left the ship since Feb. 26 so she was at sea longer than the 14-day incubation period before arriving in Hawaii. The 'Westerdam' departed Hong Kong on Feb. 1 with 1,500 passengers, who disembarked in Cambodia on Feb. 14.News schreiben