The U.S. Coast Guard website reports that it medically evacuated a 41-year-old woman from the Carnival Glory cruise ship today.  The passenger reportedly exhibited stroke-like symptoms.

The cruise ship was approximately 55 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at the time of the emergency.

Coast Guard Sector Boston received the word from the Carnival cruise ship at approximately 3:35 p.m. In response, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. Carnival Glory Cruise Ship Coast Guard MedevacThe helicopter hoisted the ill woman up to safety and then transported her to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I.

The Coast Guard website quotes a John Tomaszewski , a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Boston, "our crews launched swiftly . . . they were able to hoist her and get her the care she needed.

The Coast Guard did not comment on the passenger’s medical condition.  

The last medevac from the Carnival Glory occurred, according to our records, in May 2010 when the Coast Guard in Miami rescued that a 36 year-old pregnant woman who needed emergency medical treatment.  

Read about other Coast Guard rescues here

Coast Guard medevacs like this are always the highlight of Cruise Law News.  The Coast Guard just celebrated its 222nd birthday! 

Anyone with photos, video or information about this latest Coast Guard rescue, please leave a comment. 


Photo: Space Coast Blogger

  • Tina

    The Carnival Cruise Glory team was superb at carrying out this evacuation. I was onboard and have it all on video. The woman was on board with a husband and two young children. I don’t know much more than that.

  • Josh Waitzman

    Jim – I’m the Cruise Director on the Glory. Some of your facts are incorrect. I suggest you study them further before publishing an article online.

    Thank you.

  • Josh:

    My facts are directly from the U.S. Coast Guard who performed the rescues.

    If you have different facts, then bring them to the Coast Guard’s attention and share them here. There is no reason for you to play cat and mice games with the facts of life saving rescues.

    Jim Walker

  • Tina:

    Thanks for your comments. If you’d like to share your video, I’ll be pleased to link to it or re-post the video here with credit to you. Thanks . . .

    Jim Walker

  • This is video I captured while on board.

  • ‘Not” Josh Waltzman

    Josh Waltzman was NOT the cruise directory on the Glory during this voyage. His name was Pete (I was on the cruise, but do not know his last name).