MSC Meraviglia accidents and incidents
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- deaths - overboard (2019)
|05 July 2019||Crew / Passenger Deaths|
(overboard) On July 5, 2019, a 40-year-old female passenger was reported missing/fell overboard while the cruise liner was navigating in Skagerrak Strait (between southeastern Norway and Jutland Denmark) en-route from Norway to Germany.
The Captain made the emergency call for the overboard woman at ~12:45 pm. At that time, the vessel was ~30 km (19 ml) south of Kristiansand (Norway). For the search and rescue operation, RDAF (Royal Danish Air Force) dispatched a Rescue 510 helicopter crew. The operation was assisted by the German cargo ship Perseus (container carrier), a private motorized yacht plus several fishing vessels.
The German woman was found and retrieved alive from the sea at ~2:55 pm, then flown to Aalborg Denmark. Despite the speedy rescue, helicopter crew's emergency life-support measures were unsuccessful as she was severely cold and suffered fatal injuries after the fall from the ship. She died en-route (while flown) to the hospital.
The incident occurred at the end of 7-day Northern Europe/Norwegian Fjords cruise (itinerary June 30 - July 7) roundtrip from homeport Copenhagen Denmark to Norway (Hellesylt, Molde, Flam) and Germany (Kiel).
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