German boy fell ill and died on cruise
A 12-year-old German boy died suddenly aboard the "MSC Divini" which was sailing from Palermo to Calgliari on OCt 21, 2019. His family was quarantined in hospital. The boy fell ill and died. Coast Guard officials arrived on the scene when the ship had docked in Cagliari. The boy's parents and two brothers were taken to hospital in Sardinia where they were placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure. It was not immediately clear how long they would be in quarantine. Authorities had been alerted to the boy's death but no investigation was launched as medics had determined the cause of death had been natural. The boy had reportedly been feeling ill during the first stop of the cruise in Civitavecchia on Oct 20. He underwent a medical examination and then continued the journey with his family as the ship headed to Palermo the following day. Related Stories From there, the ship set sail for Cagliari, and the boy's condition deteriorated. He died while the ship was still three hours from the island's southern coast. The "MSC Divina" has since continued on its journey around the Mediterranean.
Passenger was rescued after going over board
On Sep 26, 2019, a passenger went over board from the 'MSC Divina' around 6 a.m. while the ship was sailing towards Valencia. The person was apparently in the water for well over an hour in the Meditteranean Sea. One of the ship’s lifeboats was launched to the rescue and pulled him out of the water again. The 'MSC Divina' was sailing a seven-day Meddittereanan cruise and had departed Palma de Mallorca with an ETA at Valencia at 8 a.m. Report with photo and video: https://www.cruisehive.com/cruise-passenger-rescued-after-being-overboard/34807
Man who raped girl on cruise ship had to be released
A girl was raped aboard the "MSC Divina" after she had departed Palma de Mallorca on April 10, 2019, and was only hours from Valencia, where she berthed on April 11, when a 17-year-old British passenger, who was traveling with her parents, allegedly was forced by an 18-year-old man into his cabin on board where he raped her. The girl escaped and told her parents, who reported the incident to crew members. After a police investigation, the man, who was identified as an Italian citizen, was arrested. However, he was later released after a judge in Valencia determined he did not have jurisdiction over the case because the alleged sexual assault would have occurred in international waters. The judge said it would be up to other governments — Panama, where the cruise ship is registered; Italy, where he lives; or the United Kingdom, where she lives — to investigate the incident.Upload News