Medevac in Chatham Strait
A US Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medically evacuated a man from the 'Norwegian Encore' in the Chatham Strait, Alaska, on July 18, 2022. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center personnel received the request for assistance from the cruise ship at 5:48 a.m., reporting that the 64-year-old male had been suffering from stroke-like symptoms since 4:35 a.m. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 7:27 a.m. and safely hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka. The patient’s condition was reportedly stable upon transfer to medical personnel in Sitka.
Sailing cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
The 'Norwegian Encore's Nov 14 sailing from Miami, Florida, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Norwegian Cruise Line informedguests that the cruise did not take place due to unforeseen circumstances. The announcement came as the vessel remained on hold, waiting to transit the Panama Canal. Norwegian Cruise Line said the ship was delayed by two days arriving in Miami. No other reason was provided.
Cruise ship will be used as quarantine facility
The maritime sector of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), consisting of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), has facilitated the arrival of approximately 1000 Filipino crew members aboard the “Norwegian Encore” at the Port of Manila on April 11, 2021. The seafarers underwent profiling from the Department of Health (DOH), mandatory quarantine, and testing protocols set by the national government before their disembarkation. The vessel will be used as the quarantine facility under the strict supervision of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ). Based on the crew change protocol, the seafarers will undergo swab testing on the sixth day of their quarantine proper, which will be handled by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the First Aide Molecular Laboratory, the RT-PCR molecular testing laboratory authorized by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).Upload News