The last two days have been busy for the U.S. Coast Guard medevacing ill passengers from cruise ships.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old woman from the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship off the coast of Ocracoke, North Carolina yesterday.
The NCL cruise ship contacted the Coast Guard yesterday shortly before noon regarding an elderly passenger who required unspecified medical assistance.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flew to the cruise ship from Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
The cruise ship was approximately 38 miles off the coast. the helicopter crew hoisted the woman aboard the helicopter and flew her to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
The second medevac involved the Coast Guard hoisting a woman from the Carnival Fascination cruise ship. The Coast Guard in Miami said that the Carnival cruise ship contacted it after a woman was showing signs of cardiac arrest on Sunday night.
The ship was approximately 38 miles offshore from St. Lucie County.
The Coast Guard helicopter flew the woman to Broward General Hospital where she was reportedly in stable condition.