Crew medevaced from NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian jade

   June 2, 2021 ,   Accidents

A 53-year-old male crew of the NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Jade has been medically evacuated off Chania (Crete Island, Greece) and transferred to hospital.

The medevac took place on Tuesday, June 1, in coordination with the liner’s officers and the Greek Coast Guard.

Norwegian Jade sailed from Piraeus-Athens Greece and while at sea, ~36 nautical miles northwest of Crete, informed the Joint Search & Rescue Coordination Center that a crew member needed treatment.

The Center contacted Chania's Port Authority and while the vessel approached the port, a Navy patrol boat was deployed and transferred the patient onshore. 

Norwegian Jade cruise ship

Scheduled to sail week-long voyages to the Greek Isles from Piraeus beginning July 25, NCL Norwegian Jade will become the first cruise ship of the line to restart operations. Jade is currently sailing only with crew onboard.

For more Norwegian jade accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.