WSVN – TV reports that the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a cruise passenger after she experienced symptoms of appendicitis.

The incident occurred on December 12, 2011 on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas cruise ship about 130 miles southwest of Key West.  A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the 21 year old cruise passenger and transported her to the Lower Keys Medical Center. The cruise ship was sailing back to Port Everglades, Florida.

This is the second Coast Guard rescue of a sick cruise passenger yesterday.  Earlier today we reported on the Coast Guard medevacing an Ill NCL passenger off the coast of North Carolina.


December 13, 2011 Update and Correction:  An astute reader of Cruise Law News noted that the cruise ship is not Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas but, instead, is the SAS’ Explorer.  Thanks to Tom Roesser from Hawaii who you can follow on twitter at @tomsroesser

Thanks Tom!



Video Credit:  U.S. Coast Guard via WSVN