Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from a cruise ship about a mile off Point Loma, Calif., in the early hours of morning Monday.

The Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) received a call from the Eleventh Coast Guard District Command Center at about 11:30 p.m., Sunday night that a 71 year-old man aboard a cruise ship, Mariner of the Seas, was experiencing health problems.

The cruise ship was approximately 50 miles south of San Diego, and was directed by the JHOC to head toward San Diego so the man could be medically evacuated for the health care he required.

At about 2:30 Monday morning a Coast Guard 41-foot utility boat met the Mariner of the Seas at sea buoy number one, about a mile off Point Loma. The man was taken aboard the Coast Guard boat, transported to the San Diego Harbor Police dock to awaiting emergency medical services, and then taken to the University of California, San Diego hospital.

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