Maine emergency services have responded to what was reported as "mass casualty event" aboard a Celebrity Cruises ship, only to find 4 people with unrelated medical conditions that required treatment.
The Portland Press Herald reported that Celebrity Summit arrived in Portland around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 3. The mass casualty event has been declared because 4 people hadneeded to be transported to hospital - 2 for heart-related emergencies, 1 for pneumonia and 1 for a broken leg. The vessel was carrying about 3,000 passengers and crew.
A mass casualty is an event where the number of patients overwhelms first responders or local resources.
A port spokeswoman said it was not uncommon for cruise vessels to call for emergency responders in order to help with sick passengers.
For reports on other Celebrity Summit ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com