Coast Guard Cruise Ship MedevacYesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 17 year old passenger from the Carnival Dream.

The Carnival cruise ship was around 170 miles southeast of South West Pass, Louisiana, heading back to New Olreans after a Caribbean cruise.

The Dream contacted the Coast Guard stations in New Orleans at 8 a.m. indicating that the passenger had suffered a seizure.

The Coast Guard station in New Orleans launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and the Coast Center in  Mobile launched an HC-144 aircraft for support.

The helicopter arrived at the cruise ship around 12:30 p.m. and hoisted the young man, his mother, and a cruise ship nurse and flew them to a hospital in New Orleans.

The Coast Guard has medevaced at least a half dozen ill or injured passengers from the Carnival Dream south of New Orleans in the last several years. 

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Photo credit: Coast Guard News.  Video credit: Defebse Video Imagery Distribution Center (DVIDS) – Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston / U.S. Coast Guard District 8.  

  • Debbie Blake

    I was there on this boat during this evacuation and the Coast Guard did an awesome job. I myself am a 24 year Paramedic. I’ve been on several cruises and this was a first for me on any of the past cruises I’ve been on. The Coast Guard wasawesome…the passengers were awesome and the crew was awesome. My prayers go out to the family and their son. Praying everything is ok.