Coast Guard medevacs two cruise ship passengers off Carnival ships over the weekend

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Over the weekend, the Coast Guard medevaced two separate passengers off of two different Carnival cruise ships.

 

On Saturday, the Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger approximately 72 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 8:48 a.m. on Nov. 20, stating a woman was experiencing internal bleeding like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Glory.

 

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and diverted a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the injured passenger and a Carnival Glory nurse, and transferred both to University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.



 

“Year round training ensured an efficient and proper coordination for this medevac,” said Chief Warrant Officer Tricia Elderedge, Sector New Orleans command duty officer. “We’re glad we could safely transfer this patient to a higher level of medical care.”

 

The woman was last reported in stable condition.

 

On Sunday, the Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger approximately 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a call at approximately 10:58 a.m. on Nov. 21, stating a man was experiencing issues breathing aboard the cruise ship Carnival Dream stemming from previous medical conditions.



 

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the passenger and a Carnival Dream nurse, and transferred them both to University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

The man was last reported in stable condition.