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/
Five dead and one missing after plane crash
Five people were dead, one person was missing, and 10 others were in hospital after two floatplanes collided and went down in the water near Ketchikan, Alaska, on May 13. Both planes were carrying guests from the "Royal Princess", which was sailing a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise after departing Vancouver on May 11 for Anchorage. One of the floatplanes, a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on an independent tour, had four guests on board, plus a pilot, all whom have died. The second plane, a single-engine de Havilland Otter DHC-3, was on a Misty Fjords shore excursion sold through Princess Cruises and operated by Taquan Air. Ten cruise ship guests were on board, plus the pilot. Nine of the guests, as well as the pilot, have been taken to hospital with one of them in critical condition. One of the guests remained missing. The US Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans had responded with the Coast Guard Cutter "Bailey Barco", a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, a HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak is flying in relief crews from Sitka and two Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat. Coast Guard Sector Juneau was actively coordinating the search with the following agencies: U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Ketchikan Fire Department, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, Alaska State Troopers and TEMSCO Aviation. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the incident. Report with video: https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/05/13/the-latest-10-hospitalized-in-floatplanes-mishap-in-alaska/Upload News