Norwegian Getaway cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9606924, owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.
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Norwegian Getaway accidents & incidents
At the Norwegian Getaway CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of the Norwegian Cruise Line Getaway ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
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- March 5, 2013, during the vessel’s construction, a fire broke out at the shipbuilder’s yard in Papenburg Germany. No injuries were reported. The incident didn’t affect the delivery date (January 10, 2014). During the fire, all production areas and the center for visitors at the shipyard were evacuated because of the huge amount of smoke accumulated in the dock.
- During Summer Olympics 2016, NCL Getaway ship served as a floating hotel in Rio, Brazil. The vessel was time-chartered by the brokerage firm Landry & Kling. The deal included a 40-day long full-ship booking and was the NCL’s largest time-charter. During the period August 3-21 (2016), the ship was used as home for all the members of Rio Host Committee, International Olympic Federation, National Organizing Committees and for all the Olympic’s corporate sponsors. For 40 days, the vessel remained anchored at the Rio de Janeiro port’s Pier Maua.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- September 16, 2015, a 60-year-old male passenger died (initially reported drowned) during a sponsored by NCL cruise excursion in Tortola (British Virgin Islands). However, autopsy showed the man (John Joseph Russo, of US origin) died of a broken neck after diving headfirst from the tour boat. He was traveling together with his girlfriend (Jill Pires, aged 59) and both participated in a guided snorkeling tour (Frenchmans Cay Resort, West End Tortola, BVI). The boat’s crew and fellow tourists searched for ~45 min before the body resurfaced. The incident occurred at ~11:30 am, while the NCL Getaway ship was docked in Tortola on a 7-days Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary from homeport Miami (Sept 12-19) with call ports Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas USVI), Tortola, Nassau (Bahamas).
- March 9, 2016, a male passenger committed suicide by jumping intentionally from the ship’s Sports Deck 18 (basketball court area) and landing on Promenade Deck 8 (waterfront aft).
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- February 16, 2015, a 13-year-old male passenger was medevaced (airlifted) by an USCG helicopter and transported to a hospital in San Juan Puerto Rico. The incident occurred en-route from Miami to St Maarten. The ship was operating on a 7-days Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary (Feb 14 to 21) roundtrip from homeport Miami Florida, with call ports Philipsburg (St Maarten), Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) and Nassau (Bahamas).
A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flew to the NCL ship and hoisted the boy, his mother and a cruise ship doctor.
The boy, who’s from New York, was transported by to the “Centro Medico” Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- September 4, 2015, due to a medical emergency, the ship arrived early in call port Nassau Bahamas, where a female passenger was disembarked and transported to a local hospital. The incident occurred on a 7-days (Aug 29 – Sept 5) roundtrip Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary from homeport Miami Florida, with call ports Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas), Roadtown (Tortola BVI) and Nassau.
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