Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra, IMO 9320099, port of Livorno
The “MSC Orchestra” sails every Sunday evening from Livorno for a seven day cruise in the Mediterranean, but on October 7 the departure was delayed until midnight after four crew members were diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Doctors distributed antibiotics to passengers; two of the four crew members are still in the Livorno hospital, while one of them died yesterday in intensive care. Last Sunday the ship came back and left as usual.

Search labels: cruise ship
External links: MSC Orchestra (Wikipedia) - Man fighting for life after meningitis outbreak on liner (ANSA)

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful ship, but sad about the illness on board.

Jack said...

They must have to be very careful with sanitation and hygiene with all the people squeezed onto the ship. When things go bad, it must get very scary.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a sad story about the crewmen of this ship. Jack makes a good point about sanitation. Hopefully no passengers were exposed or came down with this illness.

Randy said...

Nice looking ride.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow this ship is huge! Wonderful picture!
Léia

Gunn said...

Sad. I hope all goes well for the crew members who are still in hospital.
The ship I have seen here in Stavanger, and she might be back next summer.
She is beautiful, and takes most of the harbor .....

cieldequimper said...

Life goes on...

Dina said...

That's awful.
Maybe when you book a cruise they should give you your ticket along with a pack of prophylactic antibiotics?

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's really sad. :(

Robert Geiss said...

oh ! certainly a huge ship. shrinking life to its real size.

Traveling Hawk said...

What a misfortune! I hope the rest of the crew was OK, and the passangers came back safely. I am not a fun of this means of travel, and surely I would have no fun at all after such a moment.

Rob Mandy said...

Not a good year fro cruise ships in Italy. Never seen this one before, but I'm sure it will come here as well, eventually.