|19.6.11||Superstar Virgo||Nation Multimedia reports about 100 passengers on a cruise from Singapore to Vietnam suffered food poisoning. Passengers became ill after the ship docked in Vietnam. Investigations were ongoing to find out the cause of the symptoms, which included vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever and chills. Passengers, contacted after the ship returned to Singapore on Friday, described the scene on the vessel as "chaotic," with crowds at its onboard clinic, the paper said. "We were quarantined in our rooms for the rest of the trip," said passenger Cynthia Lim, 22, who suffered cramps and had fever on Wednesday morning and was admitted to the ship's intensive care unit. "If we got food poisoning from a roadside stall we picked ourselves, it would have been our fault. But this was food given to us by Star Cruises," The Straits Times quoted Lim as saying.||
|21.9.10||SuperStar Aquarius||AOL Travel reports A 51-year-old Chinese man jumped to his death after apparently losing more than $386,000 in the casino. The 1,500-passenger ship was on its way back to Hong Kong after a two-day party cruise when the incident occurred, according to local news reports. Xu was seen betting at a gaming table after dinner, and remained at the table until 8 a.m., according to other passengers. After the big losses, he reportedly wandered around the top deck of the 13-deck ship for about an hour before taking his fatal leap. A spokesman for Star Cruises says the captain was alerted someone had fallen into the sea, stopped the ship and called in rescue teams. The man's body was retrieved. Police ruled out foul play.||
Passenger overboard - body recovered
|7.6.10||Superstar Aquarius||Health and Community News reports the Department of Health (Hong Kong) has received reports of three chickenpox cases on the ship. Pregnant women and immuno-compromised people should avoid boarding the ship over the next four weeks. The first case involved a 29-year-old male deck utility worker who came down with a fever and rash on May 20. The second case involved another male deck utility worker, 31, who shared a cabin with the first patient before isolation. He developed skin eruptions on his face, scalp, chest and back on June 5. A 22-year-old female card dealer in the casino on board was the third case. She developed eruptions on her face, chest and back on June 6. Passengers who boarded the ship on or after May 15 should seek medical advice if they develop any signs or symptoms of chickenpox or have any concerns about contracting the disease.||
|14.4.09||Super Star Virgo||The Star/Asia News reports from George Town, Malaysia, that a 49-year-old man went missing while his wife was rescued after they accidentally fell from a cruise ship about 15 nautical miles south of Pulau Kendi. The woman and her husband fell about 20m into the sea at 10am yesterday. Investigatoirs are trying to determine how they fell from the ship, which was from Singapore.||2 passengers overboard - one rescued|
Department of Health in Hong Kong is investigating a gastroenteritis
outbreak affecting 88 of 639 passengers (13.8%) and four of 465 (0.9%)
crew members aboard the ship, which arrived today after a 10-day
cruise from Singapore. Port Health Office and Centre for Health
Protection staff have inspected the ship and advised control
The ship will be throughly disinfected before the next cruise.
||Lakshadweep port authorities 'arrested and detained' the
ship in connection with the death of
a 14-month-old American citizen of Indian origin, on Nov 21 last year.
The arrest was on the basis of an interim order of the Kerala High
Court. The ship was released an hour later after the master furnished a
bank guarantee of Rs 10 lakh (US$22,696). The child's parents
have a US$10 million claim in Malaysian court for 'negligence'
resulting in the death.
||Ship Arrested and
||A boat used to
ferry passengers from the ship to shore
capsized off Kadamat Isalnd near Lakshadweep (India). A 14 year
old girl drowned in the accident; nine other passengers were safely
rescued. There are conflicting accounts as to whether passengers
were wearing life vests and also regarding the number of passengers on
the ill-fated vessel.