The Defense Video and Imagery Services reports that the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 66 year old passenger from a Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) cruise ship last night approximately 220 miles in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina.

The Coast Guard received a call from the Norwegian Gem shortly before midnight stating that a 66 year old female passenger was suffering from from diabetes complications.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flew from North Carolina. The helicopter hoisted the woman and flew her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.  


  • Neta Platt

    So glad to see this during the daylight. They air lifted me in 2013 as I was having heart problems on the Breakaway and they had to take me to the same hospital. Hope this woman is having the good response that I have had since my pacemaker/defibrillator put in. Thanks to NCL(Captain Hoyt, Dr. Soto, Nurse Lorra and Ruthie in the Concierge desk and everyone else on the ship that helped to get my husband to me in Virginia), US Coast Guard and Sentara Hospital for saving my life.