Holland America Cruise Ship Rescues Distressed Sailors

On Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), ms Nieuw Amsterdam received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center at Norfolk, Va., regarding a mayday signal it had received from sailing yacht Embla, which was disabled and adrift. Nieuw Amsterdam immediately diverted from its course and arrived on the scene at 9 p.m. local time. The cruise […]

Barge Explosion on Mobile River Injures 3

Three people were hurt last night as a barge transporting thousands of gallons of fuel burst into flames on the east side of the Mobile River, this according to a local Alabama newspaper. The barge explosion could not be extinguished and was left to burn itself out. Local businesses and operations in the area were […]

Episode: Carnival Triumph Revealed 2013

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI_179_FEB_12_13_Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Carnival Triumph Revealed” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we are joined by a guest who was aboard Carnival Triumph while it was stuck at sea, she gives her details and recalls the events. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with the real facts, the truth, without media hype. Travel Writer Chris Owen weighs […]

Coast Guard Airlifts Crew Member

Last night a crew member was airlifted off Carnival Miracle, 290 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. A 39-year old crew member was complaining of abdominal pains and the ship phoned in for medevac service at approx 6:30pm. Air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter […]

Man Jumps from Carnival Fascination

(UPDATED 5:00PM) The U.S. Coast Guard and First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida have reported that a 31-year old male jumped off Carnival Fascination last night just south of Daytona Beach, Florida. A security guard aboard the ship reported that he saw the 31-year-old male jump from the 10th deck into the water, a fall that […]

Coast Guard Day Brings Donation by Industry Charity

The charity funded by Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)  member cruise lines, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, announced a $5,000 donation to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance over the weekend to commemorate Coast Guard Day . “The cruise industry today thanks and honors the thousands of men and women that make up the U.S. Coast Guard for […]

Coast Guard Rescues Crew Member from Cargo Ship

Over the weekend a San Diego based Coast Guard air-unit responded to a distress call involving a burn victim who was trying to extinguish a fire aboard a cargo ship. The helicopter rescue operation occurred 30 miles off the coast of San Diego on the motor vessel Jupiter, according to a local NBC affiliate. The […]

Cruise safety training school earns select status

Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is the largest private maritime training school in the United States. Training over 5,000 Coast Guard members, shipboard firefighters, chief engineers, cabin stewards, waiters and captains of cruise ships, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) in Florida is a facility that attracts seafarers from around the world. All the conditions that can lead […]