Medevac off Cape Fear
The US Coast Guard medevaced a man from the 'Norwegian Bliss' approximately 160 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, in the night of Jan3, 2020. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center were contacted by the captain of the cruise ship who requested a medevac for an 85-year-old passenger that was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders contacted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was launched along with an HC-130 Hercules aircrew. The Jayhawk aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the man off the cruise ship while the Hercules aircrew provided support.
Medevac off Hatteras
The US Coast Guard medevaced a man from the 'Norwegian Bliss' 40 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, in the afternoon of Dec 2, 2019. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center received a medevac request from the captain of the cruise ship for a passenger reportedly experiencing symptoms of appendicitis. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew launched and medevaced the man from the cruise ship to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.
Medevac in Auke Bay
A 45 ft-boat of the Coast Guard Station Juneau medevaced a 75-year-old passenger from the "Norwegian Bliss" south of Coghlan Island, near Juneau, in the morning of Aug 22. Watchstanders received a medevac request from the captain of the ship for a man reportedly exhibiting signs related to an allergic reaction while it was moored in Skagway. Sector personnel requested the ship to divert to Auke Bay to facilitate a patient transport and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Juneau boat crew to respond. At 2:44 a.m., the boat crew safely transferred the man to Capital City Fire and Rescue emergency medical services personnel in Statter Harbor for further care.Upload News