Cruiseship sale sees Abou Merhi left with one vessel
The Orient Queen II becomes Med Queen under new Liberian ownersand continues with cruise from Lebanon to Turkey
Crewmember died after being electrocuted
A 45-year-old member of the crew of the "Orient Queen II" died on Sep 11, 2012, after being electrocuted in Cypriot waters. He was airlifted to Paphos General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) received a call at 2.30 p.m. from the cruise ship, saying the Lebanese crew member had been electrocuted. The man had previous health problems. The ship was on the Beirut-Rhodes route and was 33 nautical miles north-west of Akamas in Paphos. After efforts by the ship’s medical team failed to help the man regain consciousness, the RCC had him airlifted to Paphos hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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All winter cruises 2010/11 of the "Vistamar" had to be cancelled after a fishing net damaged one of the propellers. The ship will be repaired from end of November until start of February 2011 according to Plantours & Partner in Bremen. For this purpose special sparre parts have to be manufactured in advance. At this opportunity also a general overhaul is to be carried out. Passengers who intended to travel aboard the "Vistamar“ may change to a replacement vessel on a similar route or cancel their cruise as well. On Feb 3, 22011, the first cruise after the yard stay is intended to start from Palma de Mallorca towards the Canary Islands and Cap Verdes.Upload News