The "Rolldock Sea" has turned towards Bermuda after a crewman began to suffer respiratory issues. The crew contacted the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre on Jan 21, 2019, shortly after 10 p.m. last night to say it was steering towards the island because a 39-year-old Filipino national needed medical evacuation. The ship, which was en route from Port Everglades to Den Helder was expected to meet the pilot boat "St David" on Jan 22 at 1.30 p.m. for the crewman to be transferred to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
On Jan 20, 2019, the "Lady Sham" took on board 144 migrants off the Libyan coast. Tjhe ship, which was coming from Barcelona, was advised to carry them back to the country they just had fled from. The vessel headed to Misrata to disembark them.
A 22-year-old passenger has gone overboard while travelling on the Melbourne-bound "Golden Princess". The man was reported missing in the night of Jan 21, 2019. Public address announcements and a full search on board failed to find him. The ship was on a 13-night cruise to New Zealand and scheduled to complete the round-trip cruise in Melbourne on Jan 22. CCTV footage was found which showed him intentionally jumping overboard. There was no likelihood he would have survived. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Canberra has been notified.
The US Coast Guard medevaced a woman from the "Carnival Pride" 50 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on Jan 21, 2019. The ship had contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center and notified them that the 40-year-old woman was having abdominal pains and needed to be medevaced. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched to assist. Once on scene, the aircrew hoisted the woman up, accompanied by her spouse and a nurse. The woman was transported to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City. Report with video: https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-medevacs-woman-from-cruise-ship-carnival-pride-off-nc/2019/01/21/
On Jan 19, 2019, the "Sea Watch 3" rescued 47 distressed Libyna migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship did not yet find a port to disembark them, and they were panicking to be carried back to Libya. Also deteriorating weather conditions posed a problem for the castaways which had been rescued from a sinking rubber boat.