Crew members disembarked in Los Angeles
Princess Cruises disembarked more than 100 crew members from the 'Star Princess', 'Grand Princess' and 'Royal Princess' on April 14 in Los Angeles. Passengers aboard the 'Grand Princess', which had coronavirus cases on board, were let off the ship in early March, in Oakland, but crew members remained on the ship. The 'Star Princess' and 'Royal Princess' were not included in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's list of cruise ships on where passengers could have been infected with coronavirus. The crew used tender boats between their home ships to board the 'Royal Princess', and then the vessel came into the port to disembark them. 101 crew members left from Los Angeles International Airport on a charter flight to Mexico. None of the crew on the charter flight were sick. The same day, the 'Royal Princess' and the 'Seven Seas Mariner' were in port in Los Angeles to refuel and restock. The 'Grand Princess' was off of Point Fermin, which is located in San Pedro, a community within the city of Los Angeles. It was unclear how many crew members remained on board the 'Grand Princess' and 'Star Princess' and whether any were ill with coronavirus symptoms. There were originally 1,111 crew members on board the 'Grand Princess'. The 'Star Princess' can hold 1,100 crew members. More than 3,500 people on board the 'Grand Princess' for a Hawaii voyage were potentially exposed to COVID-19, a revelation that came to light in early March after a 71-year-old man died from the coronavirus after sailing on the ship's previous voyage. More than 60 passengers from that trip stayed aboard for the second voyage. The ship docked in Oakland, California, on March 9 after reporting 21 coronavirus cases. Before it docked, the 'Grand Princess' was kept at sea for several days before being allowed back into port. At least 103 people who were on the ship tested positive for the coronavirus, and two have died. Over the course of several days, passengers were let off the ship in groups. Passengers were then spread between four military bases in California, Texas and Georgia to complete a two-week quarantine.
Dolphin helicopter medevaced woman after gastro issues
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old woman approximately 35 miles southwest of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the morning of Sep 18, 2018. The "Star Princess" contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5 a.m. requesting assistance for a passenger experiencing symptoms of gastrointestinal issues. A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 Spartan aircraft crew launched to assist. Once on scene, the Dolphin crew lowered a rescue swimmer who assisted with hoisting the woman into the helicopter. The Dolphin crew arrived at Stanford Hospital shortly after 8 a.m., and transferred the woman to awaiting medical personnel.
Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 35 miles from Golden Gate Bridge
The Coast Guard rescued a 76-year-old woman about 35 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. The cruise ship’s crew Star Princess notified the San Francisco air station that the woman was experiencing gastrointestinal issues.Upload News