Medevac off San Juan
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old woman from the 'Viking Sun' approximately 225 miles south of San Diego on Jan 1, 2020. The crew of the 'Viking Sun' contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 8:20 a.m. requesting assistance for a passenger who was displaying symptoms of a stroke. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27 Spartan crew and a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew with a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) Team paramedic aboard to assist. Once on scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered the rescue swimmer to the cruise ship to assess the patient. The helicopter crew then lowered a rescue basket to hoist the patient into the helicopter and transported her to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla just after 12:40 p.m. The patient was reported to be in stable condition.
Medevac off Coronel
On Feb 10, 2019, the "Talcahuano" medevaced an American passenger of the "Viking Sun" off the island Santa Maria, in the commune of Coronel. The patient, identified as Sheila Eaton, aged 66 years, jad suffered a head injury and was cared for by the paramedics of the ship before being taken off in complicated conditions due to strong wind. Only after several attempts and after 1,5 hours she waas aboad the "Talcahuano" and taken to Coronel Bay together with her husband and a doctor of the cruise ship, from where she was transferred to a hospital for further diagnosis and treatment. Spanish report with photos: http://www.login.cl/noticias/9201-armada-evacuo-a-pasajera-estadounidense-desde-crucero-en-las-cercanias-de-coronel
“Viking Sun” made maiden visit to the port of Kiel
Viking Ocean Cruises has chalked up its first visit to the port of Kiel. Escorted by a port tug and to the accompaniment of a water fountain display, the company’s “Viking Sun” berthed at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal after arriving early Tuesday morning July 3rd. During an on-board reception, the Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL Dr Dirk Claus welcomed Captain Olav Soevdsnes and presented him with the traditional commemorative plaque awarded by the Schleswig-Holstein federal state capital to ships visiting the port for the first time. The 47,800 GT “Viking Sun”, which is 227 m long and has 465 cabins, was taken into service in 2017 and named in Shanghai in March this year. The ship is on an eleven-day Scandinavian cruise which began on June 27th in the Danish capital Copenhagen. After first calling at Gothenburg, Oslo and Skagen, the ship reached the Kiel Fiord via Fredericia. After spending a day in Kiel the “Viking Sun” is going to head for the locks at Kiel-Holtenau prior to passing through the Kiel Canal overnight. Her cruise end destination is Amsterdam.Upload News