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Crew Member Urgently Medevaced from Cruise Ship

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On Tuesday a 34-year-old Filipino crew member became sick onboard Mein Schiff 5, a cruise ship operated by German-based TUI Cruises. Local maritime authorities posted about the important medevac so that the crewman could receive more medical attention at a hospital on land. The popular Crew Center site does report that the crew member suffered a Heart Attack.

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The medevac took place as the Mein Schiff 5 vessel was 54 miles east of Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Once the staff onboard the cruise ship notified the Spanish authorities a rescue helicopter was immediately mobilized under darkness. The sick crew member was then taken along with the ship’s doctor to an airport where an ambulance awaited to take them to a clinic in Quirón Palma Planas.

Sadly these things do happen and it is always good to support the local maritime authorities who work hard to make sure everyone at sea is safe. We do hope the Filipino crewman makes a full recovery and rejoins the ship in the future.

At the time Mein Schiff 5 was coming to an end of an 11-night Meditteranean cruise. The ship arrived back at its homeport of Palma De Mallorca, a Spanish island off the east coast of Spain on June 7. The ship is 99,800 gross tons and one of the newest in the fleet entering service in 2016.

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