Coast Guard Medevacs Passengers from Carnival Magic, Carnival Ecstasy, Celebrity Reflection and Norwegian Breakaway

By | Cruise Law News | April 22, 2017
Cruise Ship MedevacThe U.S. Coast Guard was busy on Thursday and Friday with four medevacs of ill cruise ship passengers off of the coast of Florida, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.  The Coast Guard first provided an emergency airlift on Thursday morning to a 47-year-old male passenger from the Celebrity Reflection, to a hospital in San Juan Puerto Rico. View Full Post
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Bus Driver Shot & Killed in Tourist-Filled Downtown Nassau

By | Cruise Law News | April 20, 2017
Nassau Bahamas Shooting DeathThis morning, a driver of a minibus, reportedly operated by Stuart Cove Dive shop, was shot and killed in downtown Nassau, Bahamas. The Facebook page of Nassau resident Tellis Virgil‎’s Speak Up Bahamas discussed the incident and includes a photograph of the crime scene.  Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas is described as "Nassau’s leading full service dive resort." Five cruise ships are in the port of Nassau today: Carnival Pride, Carnival Elation, Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Breakaway. View Full Post
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NCL to Finally Hire Lifeguards

By | Cruise Law News | April 19, 2017
Norwegian GemNorwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced today that it will hire lifeguards on certain of its cruise ships, according to a press release.    The press release, which also advertises "27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s 14 ships," states that NCL will finally employ "certified lifeguards" on a limited number of cruise ships this summer. View Full Post
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Passenger Overboard from Norwegian Escape

By | Cruise Law News | April 19, 2017
AIS Norwegian Escape OverboardThis morning, a crew member aboard the Norwegian Escape notified me that a person went overboard from the NCL cruise ship early this morning.   Automatic information tracking systems (AIS) showed as of shortly before 7:00 A.M., the Celebrity Summit & Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas joining the Norwegian Escape in the waters south of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to search for the overboard person.  I posted images from the Marine Traffic AIS tracking program of these ships, as of around 6:45 A.M. View Full Post
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Carnival Fantasy Suffers Propulsion Problems

By | Cruise Law News | April 14, 2017
Carnival Fantasy A number of news sources are reporting that the Carnival Fantasy is experiencing a mechanical "technical problem" affecting its propulsion system, which limits the ship’s maximum. Carnival said that because of this problem, the Fantasy will not call on its scheduled port stop, Cozumel, Mexico, and will remain at sea for the duration of the cruise. View Full Post
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Ken Carver Honored for Cruise Safety

By | Cruise Law News | April 9, 2017
Merrian CarverKen Carver, Chairman of the International Cruise Victims Association (ICV), received the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award from the U.S. Department of Justice during the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony on Friday in Washington, D.C. Mr. Carver founded the ICV after his daughter disappeared from a Celebrity cruise ship during an Alaskan cruise in 2004. View Full Post
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