Medical Team

Casualties – Medevac by French Navy after MSC RACHELE explosion – June 2022

On Tuesday 21st June, 2022 around 0900 hrs the Regional Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Toulon, France received a distress call from the 334 metre containership MSC RACHELE that due to engine room fire , followed by an explosion 3 injured crew members needed a medical evacuation (Medevac). She was sailing between Naples and the …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOREALIS maiden call – 08.11.2021

The second former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within 3 days was the 1997 built liner BOREALIS that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0804 hrs coming from Alicante Spain during her maiden call on Monday 8th November in South Easterly weather. She’s the second ship to be named in the Fred …

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AFM – Medevac from cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 – 22.12.2020

On Tuesday 22nd December around 1315 hrs the cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 which currently is anchored 18 miles North East of Luqa Airport requested a helicopter for Medical Evacuation after the chief engineer hit his head and was unconscious. Arrangements were done and the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) AgustaWestland AW139M helicopter serial AS1630 …

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Accident – Tugboats assisting in fire fighting at Marsa, Malta – 27.10.2020

On Tuesday 27th October, 2020 a huge fire blaze broke out at the Wasteserv plant in Marsa with Civil Protection Department (CPD) issuing a warning to residents in the area, telling them to keep windows closed since the fumes were considered as toxic. The fire which started around 0730 hrs at a yard where autoclave …

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Beirut Blast – Countries united in sending Humanitarian Aid – 07.08.2020

Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a shockwave across Beirut, killing at least 154 and injuring over 5,000 persons. Also it destroyed 3 hospitals, major PPE Stores and Lebanon’s major grain store, triggering food crisis worries. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground support equipment …

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Accident – 4 Boats on Fire at Mgarr Marina, Gozo – 26.06.2020

4 yachts – 3 sailing and a pleasure yacht possibly a powerboat were damaged during a fire while moored at Pontoon B, Mgarr Marina, Gozo. The fire is believed to have started from the pleasure yacht (possibly a powerboat) and flames quickly spread to the mainsail of a sailing yacht with the consequences that other …

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Coronavirus – Elderly Maltese Couple disembarking from cruise liner COLUMBUS OPL Malta – 06.04.2020

An elderly Maltese couple on an aborted cruise was allowed to return to their home country at Malta after the intervention of the Prime Minister. The couple had appealed to the Public Health Superintendent Profs. Charmaine Gauci to reconsider her position after refusing them permission to disembark in Malta after they wrote an open letter. …

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