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Medevac off Pylos
In the evening of June 17, 2019, the Port Authority of Pylos was informed by the "Costa Luminosa" that a 80-year-old passenger was in need of immediate hospital care. A patrol boat was deployed to assist, and the 80-year-old passenger was taken off and transferred safely to the port of Pylos, from where he was taken to the General Hospital of Kalamata.
Missing person on cruise ship
On April 14, 2018, the "Costa Luminosa" reported a disappearance of a person, in the Gulf of Aden. The latter was last seen aboard the ship on April 12 at 5.30 p.m. in position 13 ° 23’N – 049 ° 38’E. The ship “Fregata Carlo Margottini” patrolled her search around this position. After checking his registration system, the cruise ship claimed to have found a visible object, not clear but comparable to a person in terms of size, falling into the sea on April 12, 2018 at 7.45 p.m. The position was at 13 ° 08’N – 048 ° 49’E.
Panama Canal's Cruise Season 2015/2016 starts on October 3
The Panama Canal cruise ship season 2015-2016 will officially begin on October 3 with the transit of COSTA LUMINOSA, on a voyage from Italy around the world. “Approximately 220 cruise ships are expected to transit through thePanama Canal during this season that spans from October 2015 to April 2016,” said international trade specialist Albano G. Aguilar of the VicePresidency for Planning and Business Development. “The number of cruise ships transiting through the waterway is similar to past seasons.” Just like previous years, the main cruise lines including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line will offer itineraries of 10 or more days, including the Panama Canal as part of the experience. In addition, smaller cruise ships will also transit through the waterway, including the National Geographic Sea Lion and Star Breeze, with shorter seven- and eight-day itineraries, respectively, along the west coast of Central America. During this season, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Holland America Line will have ships transiting in new itineraries through the Canal. Hapag-Lloyd's Pearl Mist will transit on January 16, 2016 and Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam on April 14, 2015. Source : MarineLinkUpload News