Coast Guard medevacs female passenger in diabetic shock from Anthem of The Seas and man with chest pains from Grandeur – all in one week

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Coast Guard plucked female passenger in diabetic shock from Anthem of The Seas and rushed her to hospital in Norfolk

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship approximately 110 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Saturday.

Coast Guard watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 9:55 a.m. from the 1,142-foot, Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, that a 75-year-old female passenger was suffering from diabetic shock.

An HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, launched to assist. Upon arrival, the Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the woman to the helicopter and transported her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, arriving at about 1:50 p.m.

“Cases like this highlight the importance of cooperation between the Coast Guard, cruise ship personnel, and local hospital staff,” said Coast Guard Lt. Courtney Wolf, command duty officer for the case. “Today’s hoist went seamlessly due to the coordination between all involved parties, and as a result, we were able to transport this individual quickly and safely.”

 


The Coast Guard medevacs a woman from a cruise ship about 110 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Feb. 18, 2017. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City brought the man to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City/Released)

Man with chest pains rushed from Grandeur of The Seas to shore-side trauma unit

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship Feb. 14, 2017, about 30 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 11:29 a.m. from the 915-foot, Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas, that a passenger was experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, arrived at the ship, hoisted the man to the helicopter and transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, arriving at about 3:15 p.m.

“This case demonstrated excellent coordination among the Coast Guard, the crew aboard the ship and the staff at the hospital,” said Lt. Kamryn Jones, command duty officer for the case. “We were happy to get this man the care he needed as quickly as possible.”

Grandeur of The Seas in port at San Juan, Puerto Rico. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

 

 

Francis Scott Key Bridge as viewed from the Grandeur of The Seas as it sails from Baltimore. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

 

 

Grandeur of The Seas in port at San Juan, Puerto Rico. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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