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Veendam Rescues Pilot Who Ditched His Plane in the Pacific Ocean

Veendam Rescues Pilot Who Ditched His Plane in the Pacific Ocean

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…”

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

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…”

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam to the Rescue

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…”

140 Years Young: Noordam Praised for Sea Rescue

140 Years Young: Noordam Praised for Sea Rescue

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.