Crew debarks in New Orleans
On April 9, the 'Carnival Valor' docked in New Orleans to allow healthy crew members to debark. While the ship has not had any passengers since mid-March, the made headlines when a Columbus, Ohio, a resident tested positive for coronavirus after traveling on the vessel. Since then, however,it has been docked at port or anchored at sea and the remaining crew members have had their temperatures taken daily. All debarking crewmembers have been cleared by its medical team, along with the airline transporting them and, when necessary, immigration authorities. Chartered buses will be used to take the crew members directly to the airport and will be thoroughly cleaned after each use.
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.Upload News