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WCBD news is reporting that the Coast Guard recently medevaced a woman from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina.

The woman was sailing on the Carnival Pride when she began having abdominal pains. It was determined that she needed to be medically evacuated from the ship and she was transported to  Carteret Health Care in Morehead City for further treatment.
Her current condition is not known.


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The passenger who posted a video online of himself leaping from a Royal Carribean cruise ship is facing potential legal action from the company.

Royal Caribbean denounced 27-year-old Nick Naydev’s stunt, after he jumped from the 11th floor of the company’s cruise ship Symphony of the Seas while the ship was docked at the Bahamas.
Not only were Naydev and his friends kicked off the ship and banned from ever sailing with Royal Caribbean again, but the company also said that it is looking into taking legal action against him.
It is not clear what kind of legal action Royal Caribbean is considering.

On October 28, 2018 a Carnival cruise ship suffered a mechanical issue which caused to to list (or tilt) to its side for up to 60 seconds. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly), the company claimed that the incident did not put any passengers in jeopardy. A lawsuit, filed this week by three passengers who were on the ship at the time it listed, suggests that not only were passengers put in danger, but that at least several sustained serious injuries.

The national news media continues to discuss the case of the guy who jumped from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this week.

27 year old Nick Naydev fell over 100 feet into the water after jumping from the 11th floor of the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas at the urging of his friends. After pulling himself out of  the water Naydev was informed that he and his friends were being kicked off the ship. They were later told that they were all banned from Royal Caribbean for life.
Royal Caribbean has denounced Naydev’s stunt, and has indicated that it is looking into potentially taking legal action against him. 
A day after national media reported that a teen died after falling from a cruise ship last week, video has surfaced of a different person jumping from a cruise ship into the water.

The video shows 27 year old Vancuver, Washington resident Nick Naydev jumping from the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas. It is estimated that he was up to 100 feet in the air at the time of the jump.
Though Naydev and his friends thought the jump would be a cool gag, it actually resulted in them being kicked off of the ship.

A teen has been reported dead after falling from a balcony on a cruise ship.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the boy was trying to access his stateroom from the balcony of an adjacent state room, when he fell onto the pier below.

The teen was sailing on a seven-day itinerary aboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas when the tragedy occurred. The victim has been identified as Laurent Mercer, of the French islands Wallis and Futuna.


A cruise ship ran aground off the coast of the Philippines last week, and reports indicate that the ship remains there.

According to, the MV Forever Lucky ran aground in the Sulu Sea last week as it traveled in the north of the Philippines. Though no one was harmed in the incident, which apparently occurred as the ship was being towed in shallow waters, the ship continues to threaten those in the surrounding area.

After running aground authorities could not find an obvious way to free the ship, resulting in it remaining stuck.

Authorities now believe that the ship may be susceptible to causing an oil spill.

The report also indicates that the MV Forever Lucky caught the eye of authorities last year in July, when the Philippines’’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) stopped the ship in an operation to free nearly 140 people believed to be human trafficking victims.


A North Carolina family is telling its story after being aboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship during an illness outbreak last week. reports that Pam Decker and her family initially set sail on the ship last Sunday on a seven day itinerary to the Caribbean. Two days into the cruise the family noticed something was wrong. The Deckers say that there was an announcement indicating that several passengers were believed to have contracted norovirus.

Things went downhill from there. Though the Deckers avoided falling ill, they witnessed other passengers battling the disease, which can leave victims with severe vomiting and diarrhea for days on end.

The cruise was cut short after officials in Jamaica indicated that they did not want the sick passengers to disembark onto the country’s soil.

In a rare move, Royal Caribbean is offering affected passengers a full refund.


The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas is back in the U.S. after over 500 passengers fell ill aboard the ship this week.

The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas is back in the U.S. after over 500 passengers fell ill aboard the ship this week.