Medevac of German passenger off Byron Bay
On Feb 19, 2091, around 8.50 p.m. the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the "Albatros", which was located off Byron Bay, after it radioed for assistance. The vessel was traveling from Sydney to Brisbane when a 70-year-old male German national was found to be suffering from chest pain. A decision was made to medevac him from the vessel. A paramedic was winched onto the deck and placed the patient in a rescue vest before he was winched up to the helicopter. The man was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.
Cruise ship diverted to Kiel due to stormy weather
Due to stormy winds the "Albatros" skipped its scheduled call at Wismar on Dec 10, 2018. Instead the ship was diverted to Kiel where it berthed at the Ostsee Quay at 9.15 a.m.
Call at Mombasa cancelled
The "Albatros" cancelled its scheduled call to Mombasa on Nov 3, 2017. No reasons were given for the cancellation. The "Albatros" was the only cruise ship which had been booked to visit Mombasa this month.The withdrawal may be attributed to the political stalemate between National Super Alliance and Jubilee Party leaders.Upload News