Mein Schiff 1 accidents and incidents
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- Coronavirus - 2020 (5 crew)
- medevacs - 2019 (crew)
|November 2020||Other Incidents|
On November 1, 2020, TUI Cruises cancelled Schiff 1's cruise-to-nowhere (ex-Germany) program scheduled for the period October 2 through December 27 (including). The themed as "Blaue Reise - Panoramafahrt" voyages were roundtrips from Port Kiel but without visiting any ports along the Baltic Sea route.
Next are listed the planned (including the cancelled) cruises to nowhere as duration (and departure dates) - 2-day (Oct 9), 4-day (Nov 1-8-15-22-29, Dec 6-13), 5-day (Oct 11), 7-day (Oct 2-16-25, Dec 20-27).
|July 2020||Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks|
(Coronavirus) On July 21, 2020, anonymous crew from Mein Schiff 1 reported that 7 of their colleagues had tested positive for COVID-19.
The shipowner TUI Cruises planned to restart passenger shipping operations with 3-day North Sea "cruises to nowhere" from Germany (homeports Hamburg, Kiel and Rostock). TUI's "Blue Cruise" series were roundtrips with no call ports along the itinerary. Each ship's max passenger occupancy was limited to 60% so passengers could keep their distance from one another. Schiff 1 was scheduled to depart from Kiel on July 31, but eventually, the voyage was cancelled and rescheduled for Aug 3.
TUI cited issues with assembling the ship's crew in time due to global travel restrictions. However, Unofficially (by anonymous crew) was reported that the boat's staff-crew had been already assembled and the reason for the cancellation was that 7 crew returned positive test results.
On July 29, TUI officially announced that 5 of the Schiff 1 crew had tested Coronavirus-positive and are currently quarantined in a land-based facility rented by TUI Cruises. TUI added that all the responsible authorities are fully informed and involved.
Mein Schiff 2 was TUI's first liner to set sail on a cruise to nowhere leaving from Hamburg on July 24.
|27 October 2019||Coast Guard Medevacs|
On October 27, 2019, a 44-year-old male crew was USCG-medevaced from the cruise liner navigating approx 30 km (30 mi) off Atlantic City (New Jersey USA) en-route from NYC to Norfolk. For the operation was dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, arriving at the scene at ~10:20 am. The man was airlifted (hoisted) as due to poor weather the helicopter was not able to land at the ship's helipad. The man was flown to Air Station Atlantic City from where ambulanced to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
The incident occurred at the beginning of 11-day "New York Mit Bahamas Ii" (Caribbean cruise, itinerary October 25 - November 5) roundtrip from homeport New York City (Bayonne NJ) to Norfolk VA, Port Canaveral FL, Miami FL, Nassau (Bahamas) and Charleston SC.
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