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.
Small engine room fire
The 'Royal Princess' suffered a fire while at sea off Flores Island, in position 49 07 33.6 N, 126 38 00.6 W, on Sep 13, 2019. The fire initiated from a generator oil leak but was immediately extinguished by the vessel's automatic sprinkler system. The ship berthed at Vancouver on Sep 14 at 12.45 a.m. and left the port again on Sep 15 around 7 a.m., bound to Los Angeles.
Search for two missing people continued
The US Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans continued to respond to the report of two aircraft colliding and were searching for two people in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska, on May 14. Ten people were rescued and are receiving medical care. Four people are confirmed deceased. The nationalities of the people from both planes were 14 Americans, one Canadian and one Australian. Commercial divers dove on the submerged Otter float plane in the night of May 13 and located one deceased individual. The Coast Guard was searching with the Coast Guard Cutter "Bailey Barco", a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and two Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Mediums. The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad was searching the shoreline and forested areas near the crash site. Commercial divers remained on scene to assist in the search effort. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the incident. Preliminary reports to the Coast Guard indicated that this was a mid-air collision between the two planes. The aircraft involved were a Beaver float plane and an Otter float plane. Report with photo: https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-continues-response-to-airplane-collision-near-ketchikan-alaska/2019/05/14/Upload News