Medevac in North Atlantic
On Oct 31, 2022, a passenger suffered cardiac problems aboard the 'Costa Pacifica', which was en route from Barcelona to Lisbon, in the North Atlantic. Salvamento Marítimo deployed the SAR boat 'Salvamar Spica' to the scene, which medevaced the patient and transported him to the port of Almería, where an ambulance was waiting for the further transport to hospital.Photo: Photo: https://twitter.com/salvamentogob/status/1587127314101444608/photo/1
Crew exchange in La Spezia
The 'Costa Mediterranea' arrived in La Spezia in the morning of April 10 and will remain moored alongside the 'Costa Pacifica' until at least April 12. On the 'Coast Pacifica' there were currently 950 crew members, while on the 'Costa Mediterranea' were 750. There will be an exchange of personnel so that people from the Far East will be concentrated on the 'Costa Mediterranea'. After a new stop in Brindisi for a similar operation it will head to the Far East. The 'Costa Pacifica' will continue to remain in the port of La Spezia until the end of the emergency. The Costa and MSC cruises were suspended until May 30. The La Spezia terminal was taking care of the logistics to get spare parts and supplies on board.
Crew to be repatriated from La Spezia
-The 'Costa Pacifica' sailed from the port of Civitavecchia to the port of La Spezia on March 26 a,nd berthed at the Mollo Garibaldi on March 27 at 6.40 a.m. On board were only 900 crew members without symptoms of coronavirus, some of whom were waiting of repatriation through special flights or transfers organized by Costa Cruises in coordination with national and international authorities. The ship has completed the disembarkation of passengers at the port of Civitavecchia. Costa Cruises confirmed that the health situation on board the ship did not present any problems and was constantly monitored. According to the provisions issued by the Italian government, crew members will be required to remain on board the ship and disembarkation will be allowed only for repatriation as soon as possible.Upload News