Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2005, 08:37 AM
rollerdonna's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Caribou River, Nova Scotia
Posts: 17,638
Default QM2 Diverted for Sick Passenger

News Item in Montreal Gazette:

St. John's - A medical emergency in the QM2, the world's biggest luxury liner, has caused the ship to divert to the Newfoundland capital.
Capt. Chris Healey, air co-ordinator for Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax, said the patient is a "79-year old gentleman with a medical problem that requires immediate attention."
Healey said the man would ordinarily be airlifted to St. John's. However, freezing rain, fog, and icing (?) have made it impossible for the rescue helicopter to fly out of Gander, where it is located.
"The weather is just terrible, terrible flying weather," Healey said. "It's forecast to remain this way until sometime early Wednesday morning."
Instead of an airlift, the liner will be met by a smaller boat to transfer the sick passenger.
The Queen Mary 2, which had been en route to Southhampton, England, was expected to arrive at St. John's late last night.
The ship, which can carry roughly 2,600 passengers, is the longest and tallest ocean liner in the world. It sailed it's maiden voyage in January 2004.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2005, 11:21 AM
Set4cruz's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 442
Default Re: QM2 Diverted for Sick Passenger

Wow! That's too bad.



Costa Atlantica 3/2004
Brilliance 2/2005
Brilliance 2/2006
Brilliance 2/2007
Explorer 2/2008
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2005, 03:44 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: QM2 Diverted for Sick Passenger

i hope that gentleman well be feeling bettersoon
Reply With Quote


carnival, cruise, crusie, diverts, ill, passenger, passengers, qm2, sick

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Search for QM2 passenger-Oct 19 voyage lucky pearl Cunard 0 October 27th, 2010 09:17 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines to sick passenger: Get off our ship Joe323 Carnival Cruise Lines 106 March 16th, 2008 08:14 AM
JamesRT if you get diverted....CALL! mteague Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 September 23rd, 2007 06:15 PM
Bad News!!! Pride Diverted to Catalina Island today Wennfred Carnival Cruise Lines 4 September 11th, 2007 06:01 PM
wonder if aug 28th Carribean Princess will be diverted becau billy Princess Cruise Lines 18 September 3rd, 2004 09:27 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1