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Events at Sea by Coral Princess

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The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns when viewed separately by ship.

23.11.09 Associated Press reports Colombian maritime authorities searched Sunday for an Italian chef believed to have gone overboard from the ship while off Colombia's Caribbean coast. The 31 year old man was last seen in the galley at about 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 25 while he was working the dinner shift while the ship was sailing between Aruba and Cartagena, Colombia. His family was alerted Thursday that he had been reported missing and that a life preserver was also missing, with its nighttime illumination flares torn off and left aboard the ship. His sister said, "He surely didn't jump off. It wasn't suicide. We think there was an accident or a homicide." The ship left Miami on Nov. 23 and is currently en route from Panama to Acapulco, Mexico; it is due to dock in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, at which point the FBI is expected to join the investigation. Crew member missing
5.11.09 The ship was cited for one air quality violation in Alaska during the 2009 cruise season. Environmental
13.8.09 According to a passenger, four people were ejected from the ship in Juneau for smoking pot onboard. The ship was held for many hours up to midnight while C.B.P. and state troppers searched the ship. The passengers reportedly were in rooms 9216 and 9218. Drug bust - delayed departure
27.7.09 The Juneau Empire reports the ship violated Alaska Wastewater Quality Standards for ammonia in May 2009. On May 21 the concentration of ammonia was 91 mg/L (effluent limit is 80.4 mg/L). Environmental
16.5.09 From a passenger: During a 3 day repositioning cruise on the Coral Princess from L.A. to Vancouver at 10:30 am in the Lotus Pool on deck 14, a young woman was severely injured while swimming. At 2:30 pm, the Captain ordered all upper decks cleared as well as many staterooms on the port side, as a Coast Guard rescue helicopter was on its way from San Francisco to initiate an emergency evacuation of the young woman. They announced over the P.A. system, that no photography or video cameras were allowed during the procedure. At 3:00 PM  the rescue team arrived and hovered over the Coral Princess mid ship pool during the evacuation procedure that lasted until 4:00 pm. Swimming pool injury
19.3.09 Posted at Just be aware we are currently on this cruise & have been just told that the ships turbo is broken & we cant go as fast !! We have to miss Colombia, but the Captain is aiming to get us to Aruba.If your on this cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale next Monday Good Luck !! Propulsion problems
9.3.09 The Los Angeles Times (and Associated Press) reports a dining room headwaiter (a 38-year-old Portuguese national who has worked for Princess for 18 years) was arrested today on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 42-year-old female passenger. The crew member was taken into custody after the Federal Bureau of Investigation received the complaint about the assault and dispatched investigators and an evidence response team to the ship, which docked in Los Angeles this morning. The ship was on 14-day cruise through the Panama Canal, between Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Los Angeles.
Sexual assault
The port call at Punta Arenas (Costa Rica) was cancelled after industrial fishing boats blocked entrance to the port in protest at shark finning regulations.
Cancelation of port call
Passengers were met with a protest by local independent transport operators when the ship arrived at Punta Arenas (Costa Rica). The independent transport operators were protesting the decision by the cruise line not to use transport services unless contracted by them (services for which the cruise line likely gets a commission or cut). The protest was quickly disbanded when members of the Fuerza Pública (police) and Tránsito (traffic police) arrived on the scene.
Protest Onshore
The Juneau Empire reports the ships violated its wastewater discharge permit in May, June and July (2008), according to Alaska state regulators. Wastewater samples from the ship had higher-than-permitted effluent limits on several parameters.
2007 and earlier
Rescue at sea -- a passenger's pics of 16 Cuban refugees who were rescued off the coast of Cuba. He writes:  When our ship sent a small rescue craft over to tow them to the cruise ship, it appeared that some of the men were waving the rescue boat away.  We have since learned that Cubans refugees found at sea are returned to Cuba; if they had made it to land, they would have been able to stay. 
Rescue of Refugees
Many ships had their itineraries impacted by Hurricane Wilma, including the port of embarkation and de-barkation changing without proper notice.  I received many e-mails, including from the Coral Princess and Volendam.  The latter two were interesting because passengers complained about the lack of information and the giving of false information by folks on the phones prior to the cruise.  There were also complaints about confusing information onboard.  As one person recommended to cruise lines: This is not the only time this is going to happen -- learn some lessons and develop measures to ensure customer support and satisfaction for the next time.  Interestingly, a passenger on the Coral Princess reported that passengers on the shortened sailing received a refund of 33%; a passenger on the Volendam reported receiving an onboard credit of 78 cents and a free cocktail.
Weather Delays
The FBI is investigating a stabbing that took place two days earlier. Two workers reportedly got into an argument and one stabbed the other. The wounded man was transferred to hospital in stable condition.
Crew on Crew
A cruise passenger called a San Francisco television station to report that the Coral Princess struck a whale near Golden Gate Bridge while leaving San Francisco harbour enroute to Vancouver.  The incident was reported by KNTV, Channel 11.
Whale collision
A kitchen assistant (new employee) jumped overboard and committed suicide shortly after the ship left Cozumel.  According to an officer onboard:  he was a new guy, had only been on the ship a short time and he said he missed home a lot. People remembered him being very miserable and lonely. Our Captain was very sympathetic and held two memorial services for him so that many of the crew could attend. Suicide
Announced that the ship's inaugural voyage will be further delayed because the ship isn't ready yet.  The December 24 and January 3 sailings have now been cancelled.
Announced that the inaugural sailing scheduled for December 14, 2002 is being cancelled because of delays in the delivery of the ship by the shipyard.

Illness Outbreaks at Sea by Coral Princess

27.5.09 The Anchorage Daily News reports a gastrointestinal illness outbreak on Sunday sickened 108 of its 2,000 passengers and seven crew members. The ship arrived in Whittier on Monday shortly after noon and was scrubbed down before taking on a new load of passengers that evening. The CDC subsequently reported 121 of 2001 (6.05) passengers and 7 0f 914 (0.77%) crew report ill. From a passenger: The first shipboard announcement was on the 23rd. Announcements suggested people use the toilets in their cabins, and to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Only change to shipboard routine we saw was at the buffet line: waiters served food to each person as they walked by, rather than allowing people to take their own food. Routines in the regular dining rooms remained unchanged. A man in the cabin next to us said his wife was quarantined to her cabin and would disembark through a different route than the other passengers.
11.2.09 The ship reported 10 of 885 (1.13%) crew and 164 of 1996 (8.22%) passengers had reported ill with gastrointestinal illness on a 10 day Caribbean/Panama Canal cruise (Fort Lauderdale return) that February 3 and ends February 13. UPDATE February 13: Numbers have been revised to 19 of 885 (2.1%) crew and 252 of 1996 (12.6%) passengers.
As passengers boarded they were asked to sign a statement indicating they had been notified that norovirus was onboard.  An unknown number of passenger were ill the previous cruise and the cruise ending June 5.
7.1.05 A passenger reports that there was an increased number of passengers and crew with gastrointestinal illness and estimates between 40 and 100 passengers and 25 to 30 crew members have been affected.  The CDC reported 84 of 2116 (3.97%) passengers and 31 of 913 crew (3.4%) reported ill on this cruise to/from San Juan.
136 passengers (6.49%) and 20 crew members (2.19%)  on Panama Canal cruise reportedly came down with a gastronintestinal illness caused by norovirus.

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