Norwegian Pearl starts first-ever homeporting season in Amsterdam
Norwegian Pearl has embarked on Norwegian Cruise Line’s first-ever homeporting season in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 2,400-guest cruise ship, which made her European debut in England on 11 May, arrived in Amsterdam for the first time on 8 June. Local officials from the Port of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Cruise Port and Passenger Terminal Amsterdam officially welcomed the ship’s officers and captain Paul von Knorring during a traditional plaque exchange ceremony. Norwegian Pearl’s officers were also presented with the key to the city. “We were very pleased to welcome Norwegian Pearl as her new homeport for the 2019 summer season,” said Alma Prins, commercial manager for cruise at the port.
Cruise ship diverted to distressed fishermen
The "Norwegian Pearl" diverted to assist the crew of three of a 32-ft-fishing vessel which sank 90 miles west of Naples. At 1:52 a.m. on Aril 8, 2019, the Coast Guard St. Petersburg received mayday calls from an unknown source. Two cruise ships, the "Rotterdam" and the "Norwegian Pearl", also reported hearing the mayday calls near their locations. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami were launched to respond. At 2:28 a.m. Miam, watchstanders received notification from an EPIRB registered to the f/v "Miss Saturia". St. Petersburg watchstanders contacted the owner of the boat, James Glover, who reported that three men had taken the boat for a fishing trip. At 4:04 a.m. an Ocean Sentry crew arrived on scene and spotted strobe lights. The Coast Guard flight crews also spotted red flares and located the three men. The Jayhawk crew hoisted and transferred the men to the air station where EMS awaited. There were no reported injuries. Rescued were Madeira Beach natives, Terry Britton, 58, and Patrick Leoni, 43, and St. Petersburg native Kyle Haskins, 29. Report with photo: https://eu.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2019/04/08/three-men-rescued-90-miles-off-coast-naples-after-fishing-boat-sinks/3400385002/
Medevac near Coghlan Island
A 45-foot boat of the Coast Guard Station Juneau medevaced a 69-year-old male from the "Norwegian Pearl" near Coghlan Island, Alaska, on Sep 7, 2017. Coast Guard Seventeenth District watchstanders received a request from the crew of the Norwegian Pearl to transport the passenger when commercial air ambulance services were unavailable due to weather. Watchstanders briefed the duty flight surgeon who recommended medevac within eight hours. The Norwegian Pearl was scheduled to depart Skagway and transit to Glacier Bay. Watchstanders briefed Sector Juneau watchstanders who requested the launch of the RB-M crew. The RB-M crew transferred the cruise ship passenger to awaiting emergency personnel in Auke Bay. Weather in Skagway was reported as calm, low visibility and low ceilings.Upload News