The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced two cruise ship passengers from NCL’s Norwegian Gem today. The NCL cruise ship was off the Virginia coast at the time of the rescue.
The Norwegian Gem notified the Coast Guard shortly after 2:00 a.m. that two men had experienced unspecified medical complications when the ship was approximately 75 miles northeast of Cape Henry.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-130 Hercules aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The helicopter arrived at the Norwegian Gem when the cruise ship was about 60 miles east of Wachapreague Inlet, and hoisted both men aboard shortly after 5:00 a.m.
Both men were flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.
Earlier today, we reported on a Coast Guard medevac from the same Coast Guard air station yesterday when a 19 year old passenger was rescued from the Norwegian Breakaway when it was 230 miles from the coast of North Carolina.
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