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Medevac off Cape Gris Nez
On Sep 2, 2019, at 12.53 a.m. the CROSS Gris-Nez was alerted by the "Celebrity Silhouette" about a sick passenger. After an exchange with the master, a medical evacuation was recommended. Immediately, the CROSS deployed a Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base in Le Touquet which took off 1:37 a.m. to Boulogne to take on board the medical team of the SAMU and then headed towards the ship which was tnine miles north of Cape Gris-Nez. At 02.48 a.m., after having been conditioned by the medical team for the evacuation, the 76-year-old woman was hoisted and transferred to the Calais hospital where she was taken care of at 2.58 a.m.
Medevac off Boulogne-sur-Mer
On Sep 2, 2018, around midnight, the "Celebrity Silhouette",notified the CROSS Gris-Nez that one of its passengers suffered cardiological problems. The vessel was 16.5 miles southwest of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The patient was a 90 year old man of British nationality. The Toulouse Medical Consultation Center recommended a medevac as soon as possible. The CROSS Gris-Nez CROSS deplyoed a Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base Le Touquet with a medical team from the Boulogne ambulance on board. At 2 a.m. the patient was hoisted and delvered at the the Duchenne hospital in Boulogne-sur-Mer at 02.15 a.m.
Medevac off Paphos
A male US citizen who suffered a stroke on board the "Celebrity Silhouette" off Paphos was picked up by helicopter and transferred to the Nicosia general Hospital on Oct 1, 2016. The airlift was arranged after the Larnaca Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) received an urgent call at 10.15 a.m. by the cruise ship, which was sailing 75 nautical miles off Paphos, that a male passenger had suffered a stroke and was comatose. The JRCC activated the national SAR plan Nearchos and dispatched a National Guard helicopter and a nurse to pick up and transfer the patient to the Nicosia general hospital. The helicopter landed at 1.05 p.m. at the hospital’s helipad, wherea a team of doctors was waiting the arrival of the patient.News schreiben