Crew member medevaced off Atlantic City
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from the "Mein Schif 1" approximately 20 nautical miles east of Atlantic City. The ship had contacted the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders at 10:20 a.m. reporting a crew member suffered abdominal pain and was in need of medical attention. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Once on-scene, the Dolphin aircrew hoisted the man aboard the helicopter and transported him to Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City where emergency medical services were waiting. Report with video: https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-medevacs-man-from-cruise-ship-20-miles-off-atlantic-city-new-jersey/2019/10/27/
Storm caused changes to cruise ships itineraries
Cruise ships were either changing course to avoid the Maine coast or heading to Portland to seek shelter from a powerful nor’easter that was forecast to arrive in the night of Oct 16, 2019. The 'AIDAdiva' sought shelter in Portland on Oct 16. The vessel, which was not on the city’s cruise ship schedule, carried 2050 passengers and 607 crew members. The 'Mein Schiff 1' arrived ahead of schedule in Portland Harbor in the evening and was to stay overnight because of the storm. The vessel, which had 1,914 passengers and 900 crew members on board, had been scheduled to arrive on OCt 17. The 'Norwegian Gem', also due to arrive on Oct 17, opted not to call at Portland because of the storm. The vessel had 2,394 passengers and 1,101 crew on board. Wind speeds were forecast to be 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 mph in Portland and along the coast. Rain will be heavy at times.
Ship underway to Olden with delay
The "Mein Schiff 1" remained in Leirvik on Aug 30 as the new generator did not work properly after it had been fixed in Leirvik and caused short circuits. For a short time the whole water supply on board broke down. The guest were compensated for the skipped port calls. On Aug 31 at 12.30 a.m. the ship was released and headed to Olden with 20 knots with an ETA around noon. The stay in port was to be enlengthened accordingly.Upload News