Sunday, October 6, 2013

Seabourn Sojourn - Seabourn's flagship has medical emergency

1. Seabourn Sjourn off pier 20 at 1904 hrs ADT.

Seabourn Sojourn had cleared pier 20 at 1900 hrs outbound for sea when a medical emergency was declared at about 1925 hours when the ship was off Meagher's Beach. From a speed of 14.5 knots, the ship slowed and turned in the channel off Herring Cove to return to port and dock at pier 21. (It had been tied up at pier 20 during the day). [see later update if further info becomes available.]

Flagship of the Seabourn fleet (another of the many Carnival affiliates) the ship was built in 2010 by the A.Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy (which is also known as a yacht builder). At the very top end of cruise ships, it accommodates 450 passengers in a variety of luxury suites. Its first visit to Halifax was on September 25, 2011, and has made annual return trips.
2. Seabourn Sojourn was tied up at pier 20 all day. In this photo she is just getting ready to leave. The pilot boat A.P.A.No.1 is outbound for her, and the tanker Alpine Loyalty is in the outer anchorages.

On this trip it is destined for Charlottetown and will proceed on to Montreal, with several way points. It will then do a lengthy re-positioning trip to Fort Lauderdale (with many stops along the way) for winter cruising. 

Update: A passenger was disembarked to an ambulance and the ship departed at 2040 hrs.

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