Cruise ship damaged yachts in Dartmouth
The "Saga Pearl II" damaged four yachts while being piloted by the piloted by harbourmaster Captain Mark Cooper at Dartmouth harbour. The four leisure boats suffered superficial damage in the incident in the morning of Aug 29, 2018. Boat owners were running from their vessels in pyjamas as the cruise ship edged towards the boats. The Dart Harbour Authority was currently tracking down the owners of the boats involved and investigated the incident. The ship has been berthed on the mainstream moorings. No one was hurt in the incident. Records from the incident awere re being collated and will be analysed. Damage to the yachts will be thoroughly assessed and any damage caused by the "Saga Pearl 2" will be rectified by the ship's insurance. Reports with photos and video: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/sailors-run-away-huge-cruise-1947439# http://www.dartmouth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=114474&headline=Yachts%20in%20River%20Dart%20%27clipped%27%20by%20cruise%20ship§ionIs=news&searchyear=2018 https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/29/massive-cruise-ship-entering-harbour-smashes-into-luxury-yachts-7894558/
Medevac off Arrecife
The "Salvamar Al Nair" medevaced a British passenger, aged 94 years, from the "Saga Pearl II" in the night of Jan 22, 2018. She had suffered heart problems and was transferred to Arrecife upon Lanzarote. Once she was ashore the health services attended the patient.
Medevac off Brest
On Oct 8, 2017 at 9:23 a.m. the CROSS Corsen was contacted by the"Saga Pearl II", which reported that one of its passengers was suffering from a hip fracture. She was a British national of85 years. The ship was then 35 nautical miles from Brest. Following a telephone conference with the Maritime Medical Consultation Center (CCMM) in Toulouse, the SAMU of Maritime Medical Coordination of Finistère and the ship, the decision was taken to evacuate the passenger by helicopter to the center hospital of Brest. The CROSS then deployed a Cayman helicopter of the naval aviation base of the navy in Lanvéoc-Poulmic with the medical team of the SMUR on board. The patient was safely hoisted and taken to the Brest naval base at 11:49 a.m. from where she was transferred to the hospital La Cavale Blanche where shhe arrived at 12:16 p.m.Upload News