SAN DIEGO – At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of cruise ship Norwegian Pearl stating that a male passenger was experiencing symptoms of heart failure, kidney failure and pneumonia.
The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care. The Norwegian Pearl was more than 250 miles south of San Diego, and a closer rendezvous point was established.
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched at 5:48 p.m., arrived at the predetermined position and safely hoisted the man from the cruise ship at approximately 7:30 p.m.
At 8:15 p.m., the helicopter crew landed at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, where the patient was transferred to awaiting EMS.
His condition is unknown.
The post Coast Guard Medevacs Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship passenger appeared first on Naptown Buzz.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship off the North Carolina coast Friday.
Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 1068-foot cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway at about 4:25 p.m. that a 60-year-old male passenger was reportedly experiencing kidney failure.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and C-130 Super Hercules aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and arrived on scene with Norwegian Breakaway approximately 120 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.
The helicopter crew hoisted the man to the helicopter and transported him to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment.
“The crews from Air Station Elizabeth City as well as the 5th District Command Center team seamlessly worked together to carry out a successful offshore hoist,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Barbay, operations unit controller for the case. “It was our priority to deliver the man to medical care as quickly and safely as possible.”
The post US Coast Guard medevacs man, 60, from Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship appeared first on Naptown Buzz.