The United States Coast Guard medevaced a passenger yesterday from a Carnival cruise ship which had sailed from Galveston, Texas.

On December 2, 2018, the Carnival Valor contacted the Coast Guard in Houston requesting emergency medical treatment for a 71 year-old passenger. The Coast Guard dispatched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter which flew approximately 58 miles into the Gulf of Mexico and arrived at the ship on Sunday morning. The helicopter hoisted the ill guest and a nurse from the Carnival cruise ship flew them to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston which is about 50 miles  southeast of downtown Houston.

The Carnival Valor left Galveston, Texas on Saturday December 1, 2018 and was scheduled to arrive in Cozumel, Mexico today and then sail to Progreso, Mexico on December 4th and return to Galveston on December 6th.

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Carnival ValorThe U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from a Carnival cruise ship this evening near Galveston, Texas after it left port heading to Cozumel.

The Coast Guard News reports that around 7:00 P.M. today, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a 30-year-old woman from the Carnival Valor approximately 10 miles east of Galveston, Texas. 

The Carnival Valor contacted the Coast Guard station in Houston-Galveston and requested assistance for a woman who has suffered a head injury after a fall.

The Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the passenger from the Valor and transported her to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she reportedly was in stable condition.

I first heard of the incident on Twitter when the USCG Heartland posted news of the medevac.

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