Coast Guard conducts medevac from tour boat near Maui

45 Foot Response Boat Medium

USCG file photo

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 60-year-old woman who was experiencing shortness of breath and weakness on a tour boat in the Molokini Crater near Maui, Hawaii, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Maui received a report from a crewmember aboard the Pride of Maui, a snorkeling tour boat, that the female passenger was experiencing shortness of breath and weakness while preparing to conduct a scuba dive.

Crewmembers on the Pride of Maui stabilized the woman and administered oxygen.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Maui was diverted from a training mission to the scene.

Once on scene, the woman was transferred onto the RB-M and safely transported to Kehei Boat Ramp in Kihei, Maui where local emergency medical services personnel were waiting to take her to Maui Memorial Hospital.

The Coast Guard 45-foot RB-M replaced the aging and outdated 41-foot Utility Boat and boasts an improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features, making boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions.

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