Coast Guard rushed critically ill Grandeur passenger to Virginia Beach hospital; grabs another one near Annapolis as ship heads to Caribbean

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Grandeur of the Seas halts to unload passenger to Coast Guard near Virginia Beach

UPDATE: Yet another passenger grabbed from ship, this one near Annapolis; Coast Guard rushed critically ill Grandeur passenger to Virginia Beach hospital


Key Bridge as Grandeur of The Seas passes underneath on its way back to home port in Baltimore after one of many voyages year-round. The parking is safe at Baltimore unlike the rest of the city. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — (SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017) The Coast Guard reports that for the second day in a row that they made a boat rescue from the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of The Seas as the ship made trips in and out of its homeport of Baltimore, Md. The Coast Guard reported that they made another boat rescue of an ill passenger, this latest time just a few hours after the ship left Baltimore for a Caribbean cruise, and medevaced a man from the cruise ship near Annapolis Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a notification at approximately 7 p.m.from personnel aboard the Grandeur of the Seas stating an 80-year-old male had collapsed and was receiving CPR.

Sector Maryland-NCR launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis to conduct the medevac. Maryland State Police also launched to assist.

The passenger, his family members, and medical personnel from the cruise ship were transferred to the RB-M and taken to Station Annapolis. The passenger was transferred to awaiting EMS in stable condition and taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center.


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Manny Groll, Kyle Crabtree and Spencer Kelly, crew members at Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, stand by to assist local EMS as they care for an ailing man aboard the station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, April 7, 2017. The man was suffering from respiratory arrest aboard the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas when cruise ship personnel requested a Coast Guard medevac. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Wells/Released)

Ready for the tender loving care of the Coast Guard, a Grandeur of The Seas passenger is loaded on a gurney.

Grandeur of the Seas passed a critically ill passenger to the Coast Guard from Station Little Creek, Val, when cruise ship personnel requested a Coast Guard medevac on April 7, 2017. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Wells

Coast Guard Personnel from Station Little Creek medevac a 55-year-old man Thursday, March 31, 2016. 

March 31, 2016, after he suffered chest pains aboard the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas. Station Little Creek conducted two back-to-back search and rescue cases Wednesday and Thursday near Fort Wool and Cape Henry, Virginia, resulting in the rescue of three adult males and one child. (Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Wells)

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