NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 57 year-old man from a cruise ship 140 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Saturday.
At 8:52 a.m. the Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship Carnival Dream for a passenger suffering from severe stomach pain.
Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew.
The MH-65 arrived on scene at 2:00 p.m. and transferred the passenger to West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana. The passenger was reported in critical condition.