Friday, December 4, 2009

Coast Guard Medevac from Monarch of the Seas

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 14-year-old boy from Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas yesterday afternoon (December 3) while it was off the Florida coast. The boy was suffering from "appendix-like symptoms" and was airlifted to a Miami hospital for treatment.

In this short Coast Guard video, shot from a second helicopter, you can see the Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter hovering above Monarch's upper deck just aft of the skylight into the ship's atrium. As the video concludes you can see the stretcher being raised under the aircraft.

Monarch of the Seas was on a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas which left Miami on November 30.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Carnival Orders Ship

Carnival Corp has ordered an additional 130,000-gt Dream-class vessel from Fincantieri for their Carnival Cruise Lines brand.

The 3,690-passenger vessel will be the third in the series and is scheduled to enter service in the spring of 2012.