Coast Guard medevacs two cruise ship Norwegian Gem passengers

The Norwegian Gem transits beneath the Verrazano Bridge in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. The Norwegian Gem, a cruise ship transiting from New York, returned to New York to assist with transferring two injured female passengers to a Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Foreman)

The Norwegian Gem transits beneath the Verrazano Bridge in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Foreman)

NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew medevaced two passengers from the cruise ship Norwegian Gem near the Verrazano Bridge, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York’s command center received a call via VHF-16 radio at 7:42 p.m., from the Norwegian Gem, a cruise ship, reporting an 83-year-old female passenger had a fractured femur.

A RB-M crew from Station New York was launched at approximately 9:30 p.m.

At approximately 9:40 p.m., the Norwegian Gem reported to Sector New York command center they also had a 45-year-old female passenger who was experiencing severe abdominal pain.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene at 10:00 p.m., and safely transferred both of the injured passengers and two accompanying members from the Norwegian Gem.

At 10:41 p.m., the Coast Guard RB-M crew returned to Station New York and transferred the injured passengers and the accompanying members to awaiting emergency medical services.

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