Blackout off Olden
The 'Balmoral' en route from Bergen to the port of Olden, suffered a blackout which lasted for an hour in position 60 33 24 N, 004 55 37 E, on June 18, 2022, at 5.50 p.m. UTC. The crew was able to rectify the issues, and the ship resumed the voyage at 1.30 p.m. It left the port again on June 19, headed to Tyne with an ETA as of June 22.
Medevac off Southampton
On Jan 5, 2019 the Bembridge RNLI boat launched at 6.30 p.m. at the request of UK Coastguard to carry out a medevac of an elderly female passenger who had dislocated her shoulder from the "Balmoral" that was in the process of leaving Southampton Water bound for Lisbon. The "Alfred Albert Williams" rendezvoused with the "Balmoral" off Stokes Bay at 6.35 p.m. and the casualty was transferred on a stretcher to the lifeboat via the starboard pilot hatch. She and her husband were then taken into Portsmouth Camber and transferred to an ambulance. The "Alfred Albert Williams" subsequently returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 8.45 p.m.
Storm changed itinerary
After the departure from Bremen on Oct 22, 2018, he "Balmoral" skipped the scheduled call at Kiel on Oct 24 due to stormy weather and remained in Hamburg, where it berthed on Oct 23 at 4.20 a.m. Also the schedule call at Warnemünde was skipped. Instead the ship berthed in Kiel on Oct 25.Upload News