Man runs 100 miles onboard Ruby Princess
Running a 100-mile race is relatively common and entirely commendable. Running 20 100-mile races is getting a little out there, but to each their own. Trekking 100 miles solo through the heart of Utah, fueling on gas station food may be pushing the envelope a bit, but sure, why not? Taking those 100 miles to the high school track in the middle of summer is enough to make your head spin just thinking about it. And then there’s racing 135 miles in Death Valley in “The world’s toughest footrace,” which is just mind-boggling. Well, all of those amazing feats were accomplished by one man, and he may have just topped them all — by "running on water." On March 31, Cory Reese, of Hurricane, took his ultra-running legs and ran 100 miles on the Pacific Ocean — with a little help from the Ruby Princess cruise ship. While on a seven-day cruise along the California Coast with friends and family, Reese used 27 hours and 47 minutes of his vacation — on the first day, no less — to run 100 miles around the deck of the ship.
Crew Member Airlifted From Princess Cruise Ship
A 47-year-old crew member has been airlifted from the Ruby Princess cruise ship on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, 2016 The U.S. Coast Guard was contacted at approximately 11:35 p.m., Friday reporting that a crew member was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. The Coast Guard then went into action and a medevac operation was commenced. A helicopter was launched which then met the cruise ship at around 2:05 AM. http://www.cruisehive.com/crew-member-airlifted-from-princess-cruise-ship/13664
Shipyard in Esquimalt abuzz with refit work
The Ruby Princess refit contract in Esquimalt is worth up to $5 million for Victoria Shipyards and will involve hundreds of workers installing new bow thrusters and emission scrubbers. Ruby Princess is in drydock in Esquimalt for a 10-day stop while 350 Victoria Shipyards workers go flat out to complete a vessel refit.Cruise-ship work and other contracts are pushing the size of the workforce to a peak of more than 800, said Joe O’Rourke, general manager of Victoria Shipyards, owned by North Vancouver’s Seaspan ULC.The value of the cruise ship job alone is in the $4-million to $5-million range, O’Rourke said Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. It includes installing two massive emission scrubbers and replacing bow thrusters. Princess has brought in 350 of its own staff, who in their spare time head downtown and spend money.Upload News