Cruise ship saved 111 distressed migrants
The "Marella Discovery" took on board 111 migrants of the Peloponnes on July 20, 2019, after their boat got in distress 40 miles SW of the coast of Pylos while enroute to Italy in the morning. They were dropped off in Kalamta. They consisted of 68 men, 10 women, 29 underage boys and 4 underage girls. The two ship operators, 41 and 28, were arrested. y the Port Authorities of Kalamata, Pylos, Katakolo and Zakynthos from the Hellenic Coast Guard Research and Rescue Coordination Center for the existence of a ship with a significant number of foreigners in a difficult situation in the marine area west of Pylos. Under the coordination of the National Center for Research and Development (NCSR) four FRONTEX vessels, two patrol boats, one helicopter of the FRONTEX force and three other ships were involved in the SAR operation.
Crew member medevaced in Corfu
On June 21, 2019, the Corfu Port Authority was informed in the evening by the captain of the "Marella Discovery" that a 28-year-old sailor (ship's staff) was in need of immediate hospital care. The 28-year-old was taken by an ambulance of the EKAB to the General Hospital of Corfu.
Passenger died on Mediterranean cruise
In the morning of May 2, 2019, the Port Authority of Kefallinia was informed about the death of a 75-year-old passenger on board of the "Marella Discovery". Upon the arrival of the ship at the port of Argostoli, the body transferred to the General Hospital of Kefallinia. A preliminary investigation was carried out by the Port Authority of Kefallinia.Upload News