Ms Westerdam
Photo By: Holland America Line

A crew member was seriously injured last week on a Holland America cruise ship in Italy.

When the Westerdam cruise ship which is operated by Holland America Line had not long departed the port of Civitavecchia, Italy a distress call was sent. The Italian Coast Guard responded to an injured crew member onboard the vessel around 13 nautical miles from Ladispoli. According to the Coast Guard, the crew member was in a state of unconsciousness so needed an urgent medevac.


A patrol boat was launched to meet Westerdam so that the crew member could be taken to a Hospital on land for further medical care. Not details were released as to how the crew member was injured, we do hope the hard working crew member makes a full recovery.

The ms Westerdam cruise ship was just starting a Meditteranean cruise from Civitavecchia, the main port for Rome in Italy. The vessel had also just completed a transatlantic cruise which departed Port Everglades, Florida on March 30. Westerdam is 82,300 gross ton vessel which can carry 1,900 guests at double occupancy.