Viking Sun accidents and incidents
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- medevacs - 2019
|10 February 2019||Coast Guard Medevacs|
On February 10, 2019, a 66-year-old female passenger was medevaced from the liner by a Chilean Navy vessel near Santa Maria Island (Chile). The woman (Sheila Eaton, US citizen) sustained a "head injury and deep cut" on the cruise ship. She was treated by ship's paramedics and remained conscious. According to the navy, "the emergency transport operation being hampered by high winds". In the rescue operation participated 11 sailors. It lasted for ~1,5 hours (with several failed attempts) due to strong winds. Finally, the woman, together with her husband and a crew nurse were offloaded from the liner and transported to a hospital in Coronel (Chile).
The incident occurred during World Cruise 2019 (127-day itinerary from Miami to Tilbury-London / January 3 through May 10) while the ship was en-route from Puerto Montt to Valparaiso (Santiago).
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