COVID-positive vaccinated passenger medevaced from Royal Caribbean’s ship Harmony of the Seas

   September 5, 2021 ,   Accidents

A COVID-positive elderly passenger was medevaced from RCI-Royal Caribbean's ship Harmony of the Seas, which docked at Port La Spezia Italy at 3:27 AM Wednesday morning, September 1.

An ambulance waited for the patient on the dock and transported the 74-year-old man to the Sant'Andrea hospital. The man is an American, with an Italian surname, who boarded on August 29 in Barcelona Spain. He was admitted to the Infectious Diseases ward and began treatment.

High fever and pain prompted Harmony of the Seas' medical team to subject the passenger to an antigenic swab which gave a positive result. The man was isolated in his stateroom waiting to arrive at the first docking port of Harmony of the Seas.

On Tuesday, August 31, the maritime health service was contacted from the cruise ship, which was sailing directly to La Spezia.

Harmony OTS' arrival in La Spezia was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday but arrived in the night.

The vaccinated American, before embarking in Barcelona, ​​had undergone 2 swabs with negative results and had a Green pass.

All close contacts of the COVID-positive passenger were traced and tested negative.

The ship's next call ports included Civitavecchia-Rome (September 2) and Naples (September 3). The return back to Barcelona was on Sunday, September 5.

For other Harmony of the Seas accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.