QUEEN MARY 2
Medevac off Nantucket
The Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England received a notification on Jan 4, 2023, regarding an 82-year-old passenger with a suspected pulmonary embolism aboard the 'Queen Mary II' 85 miles southeast of Nantucket. The ship was en route from New York to Southampton, UK, with an ETA as of Jan 11. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod was launched and safely hoisted and transferred the passenger to Hanscom Air Force Base to be taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital for further treatment. Report with video: https://www.nantucketcurrent.com/watch-coast-guard-rescues-cruise-ship-passenger-off-nantucket
Stop in New York skipped to bring in more staff
Carnival Corp’s Cunard unit said on on Dec 29 that the 'Queen Mary 2' will skip a scheduled stop at New York and instead extend its stay in Barbados until Jan. 2, 2022, to bring in more staffers. The decision to add more crew members was explained as a precautionary measure, but the company did not expand on why it needed more workers on the ship. The vessel was among the more than 85 ships the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating for onboard COVID-19 cases. The ship left Southampton on Dec. 13 and will sail back to the United Kingdom after its stay in Barbados to ensure it reaches the British port city on Jan. 10 as planned.
10 passengers with Covid-19 traced
On Dec 20, 2021, the 'Queen Mary 2' arrived in Brooklyn with 10 passengers who tested positive for COVID-19. The passengers were being disembarked in New York City in line with Cunard's protocol. The passengers who had to leave the ship were being supported by Cunard's "CARE" team during isolation in hotels in New York. After isolation and upon receipt of a negative COVID test, passengers who disembarked to isolate who want to go back to the U.K. on the 'Queen Mary 2' can rejoin the ship on Jan 3, 2022. All passengers remaining on board were to be tested again in the coming days. The ship was carrying 1,473 passengers, the vast majority were from the U.S. and the U.K. The positive tests came back during routine testing. All passengers were required to be fully vaccinated and to test for COVID-19 before boarding. The ship had departed from Southampton on Dec. 13 for a transatlantic itinerary and will sail to the Caribbean on Dec 22 with plans to return to New York City on Jan. 3 before returning to the U.K.Upload News