While sailing toward Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the evening of Nov. 9, Rotterdam spotted a refugee boat needing assistance. The ship maneuvered to the craft, and the U.S. Coast Guard was notified. Thirteen people were taken aboard Rotterdam for a wellness check by the ship’s medical team, food, accommodations and support. Later in the evening they… read more of “Rotterdam Rescues…”
It’s another Holland America Line cruise ship to the rescue! Marking our third rescue this month, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 5:21 p.m. local time, Veendam answered a request for assistance from the United States Coast Guard to rescue Pilot Louis Morton who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue… read more of “Veendam Rescues…”
On two recent cruises, both Zuiderdam and Zaandam were called upon to assist vessels in need of assistance. At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and… read more of “HAL’s…”
At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard.
Statendam‘s Future Cruise Consultant Jeanni Prescan sent in this great post about the heroic rescue that the ship performed last week in Alaska. It’s always our goal to provide the best service possible, whether it’s for our own guests or unexpected ones. Kudos to the staff of Statendam for coming to the rescue and making… read more of “Statendam to the…”
Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), 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… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
Kudos to Volendam’s ship officers and crew along with the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Park Service and other good samaritans who assisted in the rescue of approximately 70 people who were on an Alaskan day boat tour that struck a rock Sunday, August 19. The ship lowered a tender, which collected 69 tourists and… read more of “Volendam Rescues 70…”
June 6, 2006: Noordam rescues 22 refugees whose boat capsized in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. The efforts earned the crew recognition from the United Nations, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy and several international refugee organizations.