WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guardmedevac a woman from a cruise ship approximately 231 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, Friday evening.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Fifth District command center received a medical evacuation request from crewmembers aboard the cruise ship Anthem Of The Sea, requesting assistance for an ailing woman who was reportedly suffering from internal bleeding.
The MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on-scene and hoisted the woman and a family member aboard while simultaneously the HC-130J Hercules crew provided aerial coverage.
The MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew then transferred the woman and her family member to New Hanover Regional Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina.
«Launching far offshore and at night can be complex and challenging,» said Chief Petty Officer Brian Gainey, operations unit watchstander at the Fifth District command center. «Cases like this demonstrate how the hard work and consistent training from our members allow us to safely carry out missions and successfully help those in need.»