Medevac off Cape La Hague
On April 30, 2019 around 7.50 p.m. the CROSS Jobourg was alerted after a British woman of 94 years, passenger on board the "Braemer", was in a state of respiratory and cardiac insufficiency. The vessel was 25 nautical miles northwest of Cape La Hague. The CROSS Jobourg liaised with the medical center for maritime consultation in Toulouse and the maritime medical coordination SAMU in Le Havre who recommended to carry out a medical evacuation of the patient. The CROSS deployed a Cayman helicopter of the Navy base at Maupertus. After recovering in Querqueville, the helicopter took off towards the ship. At 9:30 p.m., after having been stabilzed by the medical team on board the ship, the patient was hoisted and taken to the Jacques Monod hospital in Le Havre where she arrived aat 10 p.m.
Cruise ship diverted to Kiel due to storm
The "Braemar" was diverted to Kiel on Oct 30, 2018, two days after the official end of the cruise ship season of the port. Storm gusts of up to 80 km/h in Bremem led to the decision to drop the call in Bremen and head from Rostock to Kiel. Report with photos: https://www.shz.de/regionales/kiel/kreuzfahrtschiff-braemar-mit-ausserplanmaessigem-zwischenstopp-in-kiel-id21494512.html
Medevac off Bembridge
Bembridge RNLI’s boat was called to carry out a medical evacuation from the "Independence of the Seas", on Aug 31, 2018. The cruise ship had left Southampton and was heading down the Nab Channel. The lifeboat "Alfred Albert Williams" met with the "Independence of the Seas", and a member of the lifeboat crew, armed with a stretcher, was transferred to the ship. Due to the configuration of the cruise ship, it meant it was difficult for the Bembridge Lifeboat to hold safely alongside. It was decided to ask the nearby Pilot Boat "Hampshire" to help in the transfer. This was successfully and safely carried out by the crew by 7 p.m. The RNLI’s Lifeboat crew made their way to Portsmouth. After a short wait for the ambulance to arrive at the Camber Dock, the lifeboat was then returned to Bembridge and was re-housed by 8 p.m. Report with photo: https://www.islandecho.co.uk/bembridge-rnli-complete-medivac-from-cruise-liner-off-the-isle-of-wight/Upload News