Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook medevacs ill passenger from cruise ship Celebrity Summit

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard conducted an emergency medical evacuation of an ill cruise ship passenger, 15 miles southeast of Sandy Hook, N.J., today.

Coast Guard Sector New York command center personnel received a report from the cruise ship Celebrity Summit at 10:17 p.m., Sunday, that a passenger had a medical emergency and was in need of immediate medical attention.

Members of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook's rescue boatcrew assist members of the cruise ship Celebrity Summit with placing an ill passenger into a strecher, before she is transfered to the units 47-foot motor lifeboat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matt Morin)

Members of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook’s rescue boatcrew assist members of the cruise ship Celebrity Summit with placing an ill passenger into a strecher, before she is transfered to the units 47-foot motor lifeboat. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matt Morin

After conferring with the Coast Guard duty flight surgeon, it was deemed the best course of action would be to conduct the medevac via a Coast Guard small boat.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook arrived on scene with the cruise ship early this morning, which was transiting the Ambrose shipping channel.

The ill passenger was transferred off the cruise ship onto the Station’s 47-foot motor lifeboat where she was transported to the station. Emergency medical services met the crew at the pier and transferred the ill passenger to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

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