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Medevac near Point Loma
The Coast Guard San Diego medevaced a 57-year-old man from the 'Ruby Princess' in the afternoon of Aug 5, 2021, who was experiencing heart complications near Point Loma. The Coast Guard San Diego was notified at approximately 10:30 a.m. stating that a man aboard was experiencing heart complications and the ship’s doctor recommended a higher level of medical care. The Coast Guard dispatched a Station San Diego 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to transfer the man to shore and coordinated with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Tactics and Rescue (STAR) Team paramedics to assist. San Diego City Fire Department EMS personnel transported the patient to Sharp Coronado Hospital in stable condition.
Tuberculosis warning to former passengers
Passengers onboard the 'Ruby Princess' have been sent another warning from the New South Wales health department after a crew member was diagnosed with tuberculosis. The alert was sent on May 30 to all the passengers who were on board the cruise ship between March 8 to March 19. The crew member was diagnosed weeks after passengers disembarked from the cruise on March 19. The affected male crew member is currently being treated in Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The letter, from the health department’s acting director of communicable diseases, Dr Christine Selvey, told passengers “there is no reason to believe you are at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis from being on the cruise ship”. The letter also assured the passengers that “they need not to be screened at this time”.
214 Filipino crew members waiting for coronavirus testing
The 'Ruby Princess' which is being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections anchored in Manila Bay on May 7 to bring Filipino crew members home. She joined at least 16 other cruise ships at anchor waiting for their more than 5,000 Filipino crew members to be tested for the coronavirus before disembarking. 214 Filipino crew members on the 'Ruby Princess' will be tested but may have to wait behind those from other ships. The 'Ruby Princess' has been linked to 19 deaths in Australia and two in the United States. The Australian investigation was trying to determine why 2,700 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark in Sydney on March 19 before the test results of sick passengers were known.News schreiben