Medevc off Hoek van Holland
On Feb 10, 2023, the KNRM station of Hoek van Holland received a request for a medical evacuation at the Nieuwe Waterway, when the 'Aidaprima' was en route to the Northsea. A passenger started to feel chest pain. The lifeboat 'Jeanine Parqui' and an ambulance were sent to the Berghaven. At the height of the Hoekse Pier, the patient was transferred to the lifeboat, after which he was transported to the waotomg ambulance. There the patient was further treated and taken to the Haga hospital. At 9 a.m. the lifeboat was moored again.
Attempt to reach Hamburg ahead of storm failed
Off Heligoland the "Aidaprima" was battling with the hurricane force winds of the storm Ylenia on Feb 17, 2022, sailing in circles on the North Sea. Since the ship was caught up in the storm on its way from Le Havre to Hamburg, it was no longer able to enter the Elbe in the evening of Feb 16. It had previously canceled the visit to Southampton and attempted to reach the protective estuary of the Elbe at full speed of 20 knots and sail into Hamburg. The storm was faster - in the afternoon the "Aidaprima" turned around at the Elbe 1 pilot station and slowly proceeded to an area north of Helgoland. The container ships “Ever Gentle”, “YM Wellness” and “CSCL Saturn” were also waiting out the storm there.
Passenger died on board
Short time after the 'AIDAPrima' sailed from Cherbourg on Jan 10, 2022, at 8 p.m. en route to Le Havre, the ship returned to the quay before having left the port due to a medical emergency on board. An ambulance was called, but the passenger died due to a cardiac arrest. With a delay of 2,5 hours, the ship continued its voyage and arrived in Le Havre on Jan 11 at 7.10 a.m.Upload News