Passenger Medevaced from Celebrity Infinity Off the Oregon Coast

The Coast Guard is reporting that it medically evacuated a 76-year-old man on Thursday September 29th off the Celebrity cruise ship Infinity approximately 30 miles southwest of Brookings, Oregon. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders were notified at approximately 1:10 p.m. that a 76-year-old male passenger was reportedly suffering from internal bleeding. Due to the severity of his condition, a Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the man be taken off the cruise ship and to a shore side hospital for treatment. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay and arrived on scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. The helicopter landed on the cruise ship to board the man along with a ship’s nurse. They were transported to an awaiting emergency medical services personnel at St. John’s Hospital in Eureka, California.

Passenger Medevaced from Celebrity Infinity Off the Oregon CoastThe Coast Guard is reporting that it medically evacuated a 76-year-old man on Thursday September 29th off the Celebrity cruise ship Infinity approximately 30 miles southwest of Brookings, Oregon. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders were notified at approximately 1:10 p.m. that a 76-year-old male passenger was reportedly suffering from internal bleeding. Due to the severity of his condition, a Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the man be taken off the cruise ship and to a shore side hospital for treatment. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay and arrived on scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. The helicopter landed on the cruise ship to board the man along with a ship’s nurse. They were transported to an awaiting emergency medical services personnel at St. John’s Hospital in Eureka, California.

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Injured Carinval Cruise Passenger Medevaced off Louisiana Coast

The Coast Guard is reporting that it medevaced a 60-year-old woman passenger from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 8:43 pm on Monday, September 26th, from the Carnival Triumph requesting a medevac of one of its passengers who was injured during the cruise. The request was related to Coast Guard Station Venice who dispatched a 45-foot response boat which met the cruise ship approximately seven miles off the Venice, Louisiana coast at 9:39 p.m. The injured passenger and her husband were transported to emergency medical services at the Venice Coast Guard Station. The couple were then transported by ambulance to Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner. The passenger is listed in stable condition. It is unknown at this time what caused the injury. The Carnival Triumph is currently sailing a Western Caribbean itinerary from New Orleans.

Injured Carinval Cruise Passenger Medevaced off Louisiana CoastThe Coast Guard is reporting that it medevaced a 60-year-old woman passenger from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 8:43 pm on Monday, September 26th, from the Carnival Triumph requesting a medevac of one of its passengers who was injured during the cruise. The request was related to Coast Guard Station Venice who dispatched a 45-foot response boat which met the cruise ship approximately seven miles off the Venice, Louisiana coast at 9:39 p.m. The injured passenger and her husband were transported to emergency medical services at the Venice Coast Guard Station. The couple were then transported by ambulance to Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner. The passenger is listed in stable condition. It is unknown at this time what caused the injury. The Carnival Triumph is currently sailing a Western Caribbean itinerary from New Orleans.

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Biscayne Bay boating accident sends one person to the hospital

A boating accident in south Biscayne Bay sends one boater to the hospital. It is being reported that at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were called to a boating accident scene where one person was significantly injured. The incident happened in Biscayne Bay National Park near Elliot Key to the east and approximately 5 miles from Turkey Point to the west. On scene, Fire Rescue assessed the injured person as a trauma alert and called for a medical evacuation air team. Fire Rescue assisted with hoisting the victim onto a helicopter. The boater was taken to a local trauma center and is currently listed in critical condition. Though the accident involved only one boat, it is unknown if the vessel struck an object or ran aground. A local salvage company towed the vessel back to Black Point Marina. Other passengers were taken off by other boats in the area before Fire Rescue arrived. None of the other passengers were hurt. This accident occurred within in 12 hours of the boating fatality of Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Biscayne Bay boating accident sends one person to the hospitalIn a boating accident in southern Biscayne Bay a straw hat to the hospital. It was reported that afternoon at 2:20 on Sunday, September 26, Miami-Dade County fire rescue workers were called to the boating accident scene apparently wounded one person. Events near Elliott Key Biscayne Bay National Park from the East about 5 miles from the Turkey to the West. At the scene, fire rescue assessment as a trauma alert the injured man and called for medical evacuation air team. Fire and rescue helicopters on the secondary hoisting victims. Boatman was taken to a local emergency Center and is currently listed in critical condition. Despite the accident involved only one ship, it is unknown if the attack objects or stuck. Coastal vessels at a local salvage company towed back to black. Other passengers were taken by the other vessels in the area, the fire until help arrives. No other passengers were injured. The accident in Florida Marlins pitcher Jose · Fernandez’s boat deadliest occurred within 12 hours.

Photo: Miami-Dade County fire rescue

Air crew members taken from the Ruby Princess Cruises

A 47-year-old crew member of the Ruby Princess cruise ship was airlifted during the early hours of Saturday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard after reports that he was having symptoms of a heart attack.

Air crew members taken from the Ruby Princess CruisesRuby Princess cruise, a 47-year old crew was flown during the early hours of Saturday morning by United States Coast Guard after he had symptoms of heart problems reported.

Cruise ship report is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Los angles, San Diego … Crew members on the helicopter in the morning at about 2:00 suspension, was sent to the EMS waited to take him to the University of California, San Diego, San Diego health-Hillcrest Hospital. The human condition is unknown at this time, but we wish him a speedy recovery.

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Carrying 47 men from the age of the Coast Guard patrol boat 9 miles southwest of Los angles, United States sailor, September 24, 2016.

From Princess Cruises, cruise the hive, on September 25, 2016 for the crew.

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Florida Marlins pitcher Jose · Fernandez and two others die in boating accident

The Florida Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez is one of three people who died Sunday morning in a boating accident off Miami Beach. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a report of a 30-foot boat that crashed into the north jetty of the Government Cut inlet. Fire Rescue Chief, Todd Garofalo, stated that an “initial search [found] three victims – two on top of the water, one underneath the boat…” The identities of the other victims have not been released. Details on how the boat ended up on the jetty and who was the operator are unknown at this time. Government Cut is the main waterway connecting the Port of Miami to the Atlantic Ocean. Fernandez was a 2011 first-round draft pick of the Marlins and was selected to play in the National League All-Star game in his rookie season.

Florida Marlins pitcher Jose · Fernandez and two others die in boating accidentFlorida Marlins pitcher Jose · Fernandez was in Miami Beach on Sunday morning in a boating accident near one of the three men. Miami-Dade fire and rescue respond to hit Government cuts the entrance North Pier 30-foot ship reports. Fire and rescue Chief, tuodejia said, “initial search [find] three-two of the victims to the surface a bottom……” do not publish the identity of the other victims. At this time, the boat at the end of the dock and who was the operator’s details are unknown. Cut is the main waterway of Miami port is connected to the Atlantic Ocean. Fernandez is a 2011 first-round draft pick of the Marlins and was selected to the National League all star game in his rookie season.

Florida Boater drowned in Nassau River

It is being reported from Fernandina Beach, Florida that a boater has drowned near the Goffinsville Park and Ramp in the Nassau River while launching an aluminum fishing boat. The man, identified as 55-year-old, Anthony Rankin, from Yulee, Florida. Lt. Tony Wright of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stated that Mr. Rankin and another man were launching a fishing boat near 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The victim stayed in the boat while the other man parked the motor vehicle and trailer. A witness on the scene reported that Mr. Rankin “gave too much throttle” causing him to go overboard. Mr. Rankin attempted to hold onto the circling boat while in the water before letting go and attempting to swim to shore. While swimming to shore it is reported that Mr. Rankin “struggled and went under the water.” Bystanders pulled Mr. Rankin from the water and preformed CPR until medics arrived. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau where he died.

Florida Boater drowned in Nassau RiverAccording to reports from fernandina Beach, Florida Boater when starting the aluminum fishing boat have drowned near Goffinsville Park and Nassau River ramps. The man, identified as 55 years old, Anthony · Rankin, from Orlando, Florida. Lieutenant Tony Wright of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission noted that Rankin, starting 9 am Thursday morning and another man a fishing boat. Motor vehicles and trailers parked and another man, the victim stayed on board. A witness at the scene reported, Mr Rankin “give too much throttle” led him to go to extremes. Mr Rankin release before circling trying to catch the boat in the water and tried to swim to the shore. Swimming to shore reported that Mr Rankin “struggling, into the water. Bystanders from the water larrangin and pre-CPR, until medical personnel arrive. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau, where he died.

Source: the News Herald

Second Crewmembers Dies in Norwegian Breakaway Lifeboat Drill Accident

A second crewmember has died from the July 20th incident wherein a lifeboat fell from the NCL operated Norwegian Breakaway while docked at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. As previously reported by The Maritime Law Blog, four crewmembers fell into the water when a lifeboat they were manning during a drill broke from its tether. Four of the crewmembers were taken to an area hospital were Diogenes Carpio died from his injuries. One of there other crewmembers, Ben Buenaventura, who was a waiter aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, was medevaced to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami wherein he was admitted into the intensive care unit. It was reported that Mr. Buenaventura suffered a traumatic brain injury along with fractured legs, hip and right arm. After spending over a month in intensive care, Mr. Buenaventura succumbed to his injuries.

Second Crewmembers Dies in Norwegian Breakaway Lifeboat Drill AccidentA second crewmember has died from the July 20th incident wherein a lifeboat fell from the NCL operated Norwegian Breakaway while docked at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. As previously reported by The Maritime Law Blog, four crewmembers fell into the water when a lifeboat they were manning during a drill broke from its tether. Four of the crewmembers were taken to an area hospital were Diogenes Carpio died from his injuries. One of there other crewmembers, Ben Buenaventura, who was a waiter aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, was medevaced to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami wherein he was admitted into the intensive care unit. It was reported that Mr. Buenaventura suffered a traumatic brain injury along with fractured legs, hip and right arm. After spending over a month in intensive care, Mr. Buenaventura succumbed to his injuries.

NCL is not the only cruise line that had a fatal lifeboat drill in recent months. On September 13th, a seaman died when a lifeboat fell from Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas while calling on Marseilles, France.

Photo Credit: The Royal Gazette

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Woman Passenger Medevaced from Carnival Dream Cruise Ship

The United States Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old female passenger from the Carnival Dream after she started have difficulty breathing. The medical emergency was reported the morning of September 18 when the cruise ship was near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The ship notified the Coast Guard that the passenger was showing signs of respiratory distress. The Coast Guard decided to dispatch a helicopter crew from its New Orleans air station to air-lift the passenger. The helicopter intercepted the cruise ship where the passenger and the ship’s doctor was taken to West Jefferson Medical Center. The passenger is listed in stable condition.

Woman Passenger Medevaced from Carnival Dream Cruise ShipThe United States Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old female passenger from the Carnival Dream after she started have difficulty breathing. The medical emergency was reported the morning of September 18 when the cruise ship was near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The ship notified the Coast Guard that the passenger was showing signs of respiratory distress. The Coast Guard decided to dispatch a helicopter crew from its New Orleans air station to air-lift the passenger. The helicopter intercepted the cruise ship where the passenger and the ship’s doctor was taken to West Jefferson Medical Center. The passenger is listed in stable condition.

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Federal Court Allows Injury Claim to Proceed Against a Key West WaveRunner Tour Company

We often write about personal watercraft rental and tour companies liability. Unlike most other rental businesses, the Florida legislator and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have imposed certain regulations requiring these companies to provide specific instruction to their customers before allowing them on the water. Penalties for violating such statutes including a finding that any pre-injury release and wavier of liability signed by the renter to be null and void and a finding that the rental company is presumably at fault for the accident. Recently, a Federal Court was asked to rule as a matter of law whether a personal watercraft rental and tour company’s alleged statutory violations rendered its pre-injury release and waiver of liability unenforceable and whether the company was to be presumed at fault for the accident resulting in two of its customers to be air-lifted to the hospital.

Federal Court Allows Injury Claim to Proceed Against a Key West WaveRunner Tour CompanyWe often write about personal watercraft rental and tour companies liability. Unlike most other rental businesses, the Florida legislator and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have imposed certain regulations requiring these companies to provide specific instruction to their customers before allowing them on the water. Penalties for violating such statutes including a finding that any pre-injury release and wavier of liability signed by the renter to be null and void and a finding that the rental company is presumably at fault for the accident. Recently, a Federal Court was asked to rule as a matter of law whether a personal watercraft rental and tour company’s alleged statutory violations rendered its pre-injury release and waiver of liability unenforceable and whether the company was to be presumed at fault for the accident resulting in two of its customers to be air-lifted to the hospital.

The Accident

A mother and daughter paid for a Yamaha WaveRunner tour around Key West conducted by Sunset Waverunner Tours, Inc. Shortly after leaving the starting point, the daughter, with her mother in the passenger seat, drove the WaveRunner into a mangrove forest. The two suffered significant personal njuries and were medevaced to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

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10-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Hilton Garden Inn Pool

There has been another child drowning in Florida. This time a 10-year-old girl drowned in a pool located at the Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Hilton Garden Inn. Reports states that the girl identified as Raven Malden of Pensacola was swimming Saturday night with three other family members. She went underwater. Two other children tried to pull the girl from the pool while an older child whet to get help. The girl was removed from the pool and CPR was preformed. Upon arriving to the scene, paramedics took over resuscitation efforts and the child was taken to a Baptist Medical Center Beaches. Tragically, the child died.

10-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Hilton Garden Inn PoolThere has been another child drowning in Florida. This time a 10-year-old girl drowned in a pool located at the Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Hilton Garden Inn. Reports states that the girl identified as Raven Malden of Pensacola was swimming Saturday night with three other family members. She went underwater. Two other children tried to pull the girl from the pool while an older child whet to get help. The girl was removed from the pool and CPR was preformed. Upon arriving to the scene, paramedics took over resuscitation efforts and the child was taken to a Baptist Medical Center Beaches. Tragically, the child died.

This is the second incident within three months where a child has drowned in a Jacksonville area pool. The other incident occurred when a 5-year-old girl wondered into a neighbor’s pool on July 27th.

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