Medevac off San Juan
The crew of a US Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter medically evacuated an American passenger from the RMS 'Queen Mary 2' in the night of Jan 1, 2020, approximately 75 miles north of San Juan. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received the medical evacuation request from the ship at 2 p.m. after a 68-year-old man was experiencing a medical emergency which required immediate medical attention at a local hospital. The 'Queen Mary 2' was transiting to New York, approximately 268 nautical miles north of San Juan, when the incident was reported to the Coast Guard. To shorten the distance, Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan coordinated with the 'Queen Mary 2' and Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen for a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to rendezvous with the cruise ship and conduct the medevac at the predetermined position. Upon completing the rendezvous with the 'Queen Mary 2', the helicopter aircrew deployed their rescue swimmer aboard the cruise ship to assess the patient’s condition. The Coast Guard aircrew conducted multiple hoists to bring the patient and his wife aboard the aircraft. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter landed at the Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci airport in San Juan, where Emergency Medical Service personnel received and transported the patient and his wife to the Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital in San Juan.
Medevac off Ireland
A woman was being treated at the Cork University Hospital after being airlifted from the "Queen Mary 2" on May 30, 2019, at 12.15 p.m. off the south coast of Ireland. The Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, based in Shannon, successfully took her to Cork Airport from where she was transported by road to Cork University Hospital for treatment. Rescue 115 had been on standby since the afternoon of May 29 to rendezvous with the RMS "Queen Mary 2" which, at the time, was over 700 kilometres south-west of Ireland, en route from New York to Southampton.
Medevac off New York
US Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a 32-year-old woman suffering from abdominal pains near Breezy Point, Queens, New York, from the "Queen Mary 2" on July 6. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification at approximately 6:15 p.m., stating the crewmember needed medical attention aboard the cruise ship. A conference call between the Coast Guard flight surgeon and the ship’s doctor determined that a Station New York rescue crew was the best option for an evacuation. At approximately 6:30 p.m., the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium rescue crew and FDNY arrived on scene, transferred the woman, and transported her to awaiting EMS at Coast Guard Station New York for transfer to Staten Island University Hospital. The woman’s current medical condition was unknown.Upload News