Medevac off El Hierro
On Dec 4, 2023, the SAR helicopter Helimer 204 carried out the medical evacuation of a passenger from the 'MSC Divina', en route from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Philipsburg, Curacao, about 124 nautical miles southwest of El Hierro. The person was airlifted along with the partner and transported to the Tenerife North airport for further transfer to a hospital.
Medevac in Algeciras
The 'MSC Divina' on June 1, 2020, moored at anchorage D of the port of Algeciras, in waters near the Ensenada de Getares, to disembark a sick crew member and, in turn, carry out tasks of fuel supply. The cruiseship remained only a few hours in this area, since the fast and effective work of the authorities allowed the sick crew member to be treated at the Quirón de Los Barrios Hospital, after which he returned on board. Health personnel, the Port Authority and the Corps of the National Police under the supervision and coordination of the Maritime Captaincy of the port of Algeciras carried out the medevac by Salvamento Marítimo as well as his his subsequent return to the cruise ship.
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.Upload News