Medevac off Thira
The Port Authority of Thira was informed in the afternoon of May 28, 2022, that a 28-year-old crew member of the 'Artania' which had sailed to the anchorage of the bay of Fira, Thira, was in need of medical care. He was disemberked and transported safely to the Athiniou port in Thira, from where he was taken to the Central Polyclinic of Santorini for medical examinations. Then he was carried to a clinic in Athens for further monitoring and treatment.
Medevac off Finisterre
On March 17, 2022, at dawn, the 'Artania', en route from Vigo to Leixoes, contacted the CCS Finisterre of Salvamento MArítimo and requested the medical evacuation of a 71 year old German passenger. The SAR helicopter Pesca 1 of the Coast Guard was tasked to hoist the paitent and took him off 29 miles west of Finisterre. He was transferred to the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital for further care.
Last cruise in the world ended
In the foremidday of June 8 the 'Artania' finally reached Bremerhaven with 113 crew members and eight remaining passengers, the last cruise ship passengers in the world today. The ship had aborted its cruise in mid-March off Australia. The eight passengers could not return home by aircraft due to medical issues. It was planned that the cruise ship would leave Bremerhaven bound to Emden on June 11.Upload News