Medevac off Venice
The US Coast Guard medevaced a man aboard the "Carnival Valor" 65 miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, on Oct 8, 2019. The 23 year old man, a Huntsville police officer, had been critically injured in a nearly five meter fall from an interior balcony onto the deck of the cruise ship. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a request at 1:14 a.m. for the medevac of the man with multiple significant injuries. Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to medevac the man. The aircrew arrived on scene at 5:45 a.m., hoisted the man, and the ships doctor and transported them to the New Orleans University Medical Hospital.
Cruise ship diverted due to storm
The "Carnival Valor" was impacted by a storm on July 11, 2019, and has been diverted to the Port of Mobile where it berthed at 11 a.m. The vessel had arranged complimentary bus service for passengers to reach New Orleans, which was its original destination. The vessel has also arranged bus service from New Orleans for passengers for its next cruise to Cozumel. The vessel sailed from Mobile on July 12 at 3.30 a.m., bound for Cozumel, ETA July 13. The tropical storm Barry was churning in the Gulf of Mexico.
Cruise ship suffered power outage
The "Carnival Valor", headed to Cozumel, Mexico, temporarily lost power in the afternoon of Jan 22, 2019, and went adrift for about one hour, before the ship regained power and continued its voyage. The ship had experienced a temporary power supply issue that interrupted functions including air conditioning. Other functions were restored by approximately 1.20 p.m. The "Carnival Valor" had left Galveston, Texas on Jan 21 for a 5-day round trip to Cozumel and was due to arrive in Cozumel in the morning of Jan 23.Upload News