A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrive on-scene to medevac a woman from the cruise ship Carnival Glory approximately 72 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana on Nov. 20, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station New Orleans aircrew.
NEW ORLEANS — A
Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin (SRR) rescue helicopter aircrew medevac woman from cruise ship Saturday approximately 72 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 8:48 a.m. stating a woman was experiencing internal bleeding like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Glory.
Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter ( SRR) rescue crew and diverted a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile ( ATC Mobile) HC-144 Ocean Sentry search and rescue aircrew.
The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene, deploy the
rescue swimmer and hoisted the injured passenger and a Carnival Glory nurse, both were transferred both to University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel were waiting.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew transfers a cruise ship passenger to emergency medical services (EMS) staff at University Medical Center in New Orleans on Nov. 20, 2021. The women was medevac approximately 72 nautical miless off Southwest Pass, Louisiana. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station New Orleans aircrew.
«Year round training ensured an efficient and proper coordination for this
medical evacuation (medevac).» said Chief Warrant Officer Tricia Elderedge, Sector New Orleans command duty officer. «We’re glad we could safely transfer this patient to a higher level of medical care.»
The woman was last reported in stable condition.
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