Medevac off Greenock
On July 7, 2019, around 8 p.m. the HM Coastguard medevaced a passenger by helicopter who was suffering from norovirus while the ship was enroute from Greenock to Kirkwall. On the whole about 35 crew members and passengers were affected by the illness during the cruise from Bremerhaven to England, Ireland and Scotland, and sanitary measures were intensified on board during the last days of the cruise which ended in Bremerhaven on July 10.
Medevac on the Northsea
A sick passenger of the "Mein Schiff 5" was medevaced by a Sea King helicopter of the German navy on May 19, 2019, on the Northsea. He was taken to the West Coast hospital in Heide for further treatment. The cruise ship was enroute from Greenock to Hamburg at that time.
Medevac on the Elbe
Firefighters and the German Lifesaving Society (DLRG) have medevaced passenger from the "Mein Schiff 5" in the evening of May 10, 2019. The cruise ship had just sailed from the port of Hamburg bound to Southampton when the elderly passenger complained of heart problems. The on-board doctor examined her. The suspicion was that she had suffered a heart attack. The physician decided that she needed to be further treated in the hospital on the mainland. The ship was sailing on the Elbe near Jork with ´2500 passengers on board. The fire brigade and rescue center of the district were alerted at 8.15 p.m. The fire brigades from Stade, Grünendeich, Jork and Borstel and the DLRG local groups from Stade, Horneburg and Buxtehude as well as an emergency physician from the Stader Elbe Clinic and the emergency paramedics of the rescue service of the German Red Cross were mobilized. The DLRG attended with the rescue boat "Kiek ut", the fire brigade with the rescue boat "Henry Köpcke" and took emergency paramedics to the vessel. The boats of the Altländer fire brigades secured the mission. Other boats of the DLRG local groups were in readiness in the ports. In the on-board hospital, the paramedics had already stabilized the patient and prepared for transport. The forces carried her to a hatch and hauled her into the fire boat. At about 9.30 p.m. she arrived in Stadersand for further transport to hospital. German report with photos: https://www.tageblatt.de/lokales/blaulicht_artikel,-Feuerwehr-und-DLRG-retten-Herzinfarkt-Patientin-von-Kreuzfahrtschiff-_arid,1440180.htmlUpload News