Cruise ship had to skip call at Warnemünde
Coming from Copenhagen, the "Rotterdam" had to skip its scheduled call at Warnemünde on May 2, 2019, due to strong winds which made it too risky to approach the port. Instead the ship diverted to Riga where it berthed on May 3 at 7.30 a.m.
U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from HAL's Rotterdam
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old woman from a Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ship approximately 60 miles east of Virginia Beach yesterday morning. The HAL Rotterdam was sailing from Boston to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when it requested the Coast Guard to medically evacuation a passenger who was reportedly suffering from stroke-like symptoms. At about 8:30 a.m. yesterday, a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter launched from the Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The aircrew arrived at the cruise ship around 9 A.M and hoisted the ill woman and her husband to the helicopter. The Coast Guard flew the woman and her husband to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2016/10/articles/rescue-1/us-coast-guard-medevacs-passenger-from-hals-rotterdam/
Medevac near Rotterdam
The KNRM Station Hoek van Holland was alerted on Apr 23, 2016, in order to assist in the medevac of a sick passenger from the "Rotterdam" off the Dutch coast. The Patient was hoisted and transferred to Hospital. Photo: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgwOrtRW4AICOlx.jpg:largeUpload News