10 people medically treated
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics treated 10 people aboard the 'Norwegian Joy' for minor medical complaints after the ship docked early on Dec 1. It was the second time in a week passengers were treated for illness after returning from a trip aboard the vessel. The patients, on a Mexican Riviera cruise, had minor medical complaints and none were transported to hospitals. It was not immediately clear what caused their illness. The LAFD was expecting to treat 20 patients reporting unspecified illness as the cruise ship began to dock. They had experienced a stomach-related illness,. To mitigate any impact of this rare occurrence, the crew implemented stringent sanitation procedures.
Six passengers treated for flu in Los Angeles
Six passengers aboard the 'Norwegian Joy' which docked in Los Angeles were treated for flu-like symptoms on Nov 24, 2019. The cruise ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles around 6 a.m. on the return leg of a trip to the Panama Canal. All six passengers wanted medical assessment for an "unspecified and apparently non-life threatening illness. During the Panama Canal sailing, a few guests on board experienced a stomach related illness. To mitigate any impact of this rare occurrence, the crew implemented stringent sanitation procedures. Of the six passengers treated, four were taken to area hospitals
Medevac off Cape Flattery
A US Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill man in the night of Oct 7 off the 'Norwegian Joy', which was operating 20 miles off the coast of Cape Flattery. The initial call for assistance was received by Coast Guard 13th District Command Center watchstanders at 6:55 p.m. The watchstanders directed the launch of the Port Angeles aircrew at 7:40 p.m. after conferring with the duty flight surgeon. In the meantime the "Norwegian" Joy turned back toward Cape Flattery to reduce distance from emergency responders. The Coast Guard aircrew conducted the hoist at 9:25 p.m. leaving the Coast Guard aviation survival technician on board the cruise ship and taking the ship’s doctor and patient to shore. The 71-year-old man was suffering heart complications and was transported to Coast Guard Station Neah Bay where he was transferred to a Lifeflight Network aircrew. The man was then flown to Providence Hospital in Everett for further care. The Lifeflight Network received the patient at 10:16 p.m. and transported the patient to Providence Hospital. The Coast Guard then retrieved the AST off the cruiseUpload News