In my earlier post I talked about the helicopter medi vac of a crew member from the Serenade.
Captain Antalis informed us today that this evacution cost $370,000.00
The helicopter was accompanied by 2 airplanes to refuel it in flight, because of the distance from California to the meeting point. Not at all like a typical medi-vac situation in the Caribbean.
I have to say the Captain was wonderful, keeping the passengers well informed throughout as to what was going to transpire. And his first thoughts were always for the life of his crew member.
At one point there was some thought that the ship may be late getting to Vancouver, but they have maintained top speed, and will likely make Vancouver as scheduled.
Can't imagine how much extra fuel is being consumed, because we're also fighting a fairly strong head wind.
We were told the crew member went directly to surgery.... and we wish her well!!!
Post Edited (05-29-04 03:29)