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Death on the World
A Colombian man has died on the 'The World' which had arrived in Falmouth oMay 25, 2020, without any passengers. On May 29 at 11 a.m. the police was called to the ship to reports that a member of staff had died on board. The man, 57, was pronounced deceased at the Queen’s Wharf. His death was not being treated as suspicious and his next-of-kin have been informed.
Coast Guard medevacs woman from ship near Unimak Island, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew forward deployed to the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley medevaced a passenger from the motor ship The World in the vicinity of Unimak Island, Alaska, Saturday. The Dolphin crew safely hoisted a female passenger and attending nurse and transported them to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Cold Bay. Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received a medevac request from Global Rescue personnel stating an 87-year-old woman was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was briefed and recommended a medevac. “We were fortunate to have the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews in the vicinity of the motor vessel to assist in a timely response,” said Master Chief Petty Officer James Armstrong, D17 Command Center chief. “The expeditious actions of all Coast Guard personnel and The World’s crew ensured this woman received prompt attention to be transferred to higher medical care.” Weather on scene at the time of the hoist was 19-mph winds. Unimak Island is approximately 43 miles southwest of Cold Bay.
Cruise ship to retrieve lost anchor
On Jan 15, 2017, the "The World" departed Hobart, Tasmania, without her port-side anchor, bound to Port Arthur after a four-day stay in Hobart, to get back her lost port-side anchor. It had been retrieved by the ocean-going tug "Pacific Crest", and the two vessels were to rendezvous at Port Arthur before the cruise ship headed to the Antarctica. Photo: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2600005Upload News