Medevac off Galveston
The US Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from the 'Carnival Dream' off Galveston, Texas, in the evening of Feb 13, 2020. The oast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the master of the vessel for the medevac of a 40-year-old female passenger reportedly in need of medical attention. A Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the patient, her spouse and a member of the Carnival Dream’s medical staff to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station Galveston. The passenger was reported to be in stable condition.
Ship on a cruise to nowhere
The 'Carnival Dream' has been delayed arriving back at its homeport after spending most of Jan 16, 2020, anchored just off the Gulf coast near its homeport in Galveston, Texas due to heavy fog in the region. The ship was originally scheduled to arrive early in the morning but instead had arrived in the evening. As a result, those ending their 4-day Western Caribbean cruise which departed Galveston on Jan 11 have the option to remain on board overnight and disembark between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Jan 17. Alternatively, guests can also disembark once the ship has arrived in port. The biggest impact comes to guests booked on the cruise which was scheduled to leave on Jan 17 at 3.30 p.m. Instead of enjoying a 4-day voyage to Cozumel they will now be spending all their time on the 'Carnival Dream' on a cruise to nowhere. The ship will operate a 3-day cruise but it still depends on the weather conditions. Guests who decide to go ahead with their vacation will receive a 50% refund and a 50% future cruise credit. They also have the option for a full refund.
Search for missing passenger suspended
The US Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 26-year-old male in the evening of Oct 26, after he was reported overboard from the "Carnival Dream" 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. Search crews covered more than 586 square miles throughout the two day search. The USCG thanked the three good Samaritan vessels, along with our crews, who faced extreme weather conditions during the search. At the height of the storm, search crews endured winds up to 35 mph, 12-foot seas and incredibly low visibility. The search began in the evening of Oct 24 when Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified that a 26-year-old male had gone overboard from the Carnival Dream. Involved in the search were the Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. the Coast Guard Cutter "Tiger Shark", the cruise ship and Good Samaritan vessels.Upload News