Medevac in Solent
The lifeboat RNLB 'Alfred Albert Williams'of the RNLI station Bembridge was launched on Sep 23, 2022, to medivac a 70 year old woman from the ‘Anthem of the Seas’ at around 8:20 p.m. at the request of Solent Coastguard. The cruise ship had left Southampton earlier and was eight miles south of Bembridge. With the 'Anthem of the Seas' heading back to the Solent, it did not take long to transfer the casualty in a stretcher onto the lifeboat. The 'Alfred Albert Williams' then headed back to the Offshore Boathouse where an ambulance was to take the patient to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport. However just before recovering, they were advised that there would be a considerable delay in the arrival of the ambulance, so it was decided to take the casualty to Portsmouth instead. After a very short delay at the Camber waiting for an ambulance, the 'Alfred Albert Williams' returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 10:50 p.m.
Medevac off North Carolina
The US Coast Guard medevaced a man from the 'Anthem of the Seas' approximately 150 miles off the coast of North Carolina, on March 13, 2020. The cruise shipcontacted the Coast Guard at approximately 2:45 p.m. and notified them that they had a passenger who was reportedly showing symptoms of appendicitis and was requesting medical care. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Fifth District command center launched an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina to assist. Once on scene, the aircrew hoisted up the man, accompanied by a nurse, and transported them to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Report with video: https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-aircrew-medevacs-man-from-cruise-ship-off-north-carolina/2020/03/14/
Crew member died on board
A crew member of the 'Anthem of the Seas' that was delayed in New Jersey after more than two dozen of its passengers were screened for the coronavirus was found dead on the ship due to what appeared to be an unrelated cause. 27 Chinese nationals were screened for signs of the virus after the ship docked in Bayonne in the morning of Feb 7. More than two dozen Chinese nationals traveling aboard the vessel were screened for signs of the new virus after the ship returned to Bayonne in New Jersey in the morning. Four were taken to a hospital out of caution. On Feb 8 a 54-year-old crew member died on the ship. Authorities do not believe the man’s death was related to the coronavirus, but were treating it with an abundance of caution as they awaited autopsy results.Upload News