Cruise ships assist in evacuation in St. Vincent
The 'Carnival Legend' and 'Carnival Paradise' were released from standby off St. Vincent on April 13, 2021, even as Soufrière volcano continued erupting, while a pair of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises vessels remained in the vicinity. Government officials in St. Vincent have advised Carnival there was no immediate need for an off-island evacuation of local residents. In consultation with the government, Carnival will be moving the 'Carnival Legend' and 'Carnival Paradise' from the area, but we stand ready to assist should the circumstances change. Over the weekend, the 'Serenade of the Seas' had carried 137 evacuees from St. Vincent to St. Lucia. The 'Celebrity Reflection' has also been on hand. The ships remained in the vicinity, on standby, waiting for the next assist effort. Though as many as 20,000 people have reportedly fled the northern region where Soufrière is located, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves might call off the cruise ships since most people were staying on the island for now. Those who'd been evacuated by the ship were farm workers on a seasonal agricultural program whose flight to Canada had been canceled. They were to fly back from St. Lucia instead. The Royal Caribbean and Celebrity ships each have about 100 crew on board and rushed from their layup in Barbados to assist as did the two Carnival vessels that also have been laid up in the region. The volcano erupted on April 9. Report with photos: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2021/04/11/photos-royal-caribbean-cruise-ships-help-st-vincent-after-volcano-eruption
Medevac off Carlingford
The Drogheda Coast Guard was called out to prepare a landing zone in Drogheda for the Rescue 116 Coastguard helicopter in the evening of May 26, 2019, after it had medevaced a casualty from the "Celebrity Reflection" off the coast of Carlingford, which had departed Dublin earlier that day. The Louth Fire and Rescue service provided fire cover on scene while Rescue 116 landed on and transferred the casualty to the waiting ambulance crew, who then transported him to our lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda.
Ukrainian crew member went overboard
A crew member went overboard from the "Celebrity Reflection" in the night of Oct 16, 2018, while it was sailing from Mykonos to Rhodes, He was identified as a 36 year-old from the Ukraine. The man went overboard around 11:30 p.m. The search efforts started early on Oct 17 after he was reported missing.Upload News