Emergency responders were called to the Portland waterfront in the morning of July 3, 2017, for what was initially reported as a mass casualty incident aboard the “Celebrity Summit”.
It turned out that four people with unrelated injuries and medical conditions arrived aboard the vessel and were in need of medical attention. The emergencies included two heart-related emergencies, one case of pneumonia and a broken leg.
The mass casualty was declared around 9:30 a.m. to summon multiple rescue crews because all four people needed to be transported to a hospital. Shortly before 10 a.m., two ambulances, two fire engines and a police cruiser were still on the scene, as passengers continued to disembark from the ship at the Portland Ocean Terminal. An 86-year-old woman had pneumonia and a 70-year-old woman had a broken fibula, a non-weight bearing bone between the knee and ankle.
Two others had cardiac problems, the cruise ship was carrying 2,038 passengers and 997 crew members and was scheduled to be in port from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Former name(s):- Celebrity Summit (Until 2014 Dec)- Summit (Until 2008 Apr)
Vessel type: Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage: 90,940 tons
Summer DWT: 11,788 tons
Length: 294 m
Beam: 32 m
Draught: 8.3 m
Home port: Valletta
Class society: Lloyd’s Shipping Register
Build year: 2001