Coast Guard aircrew medevacs cruise ship passenger near Hinchinbrook Island, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, transported a cruise ship passenger to commercial services for further medical care, Sept. 3, 2019. The 55-year-old female, reportedly suffering symptoms of a stroke, was a passenger aboard the cruise ship Island Princess. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, transported a cruise ship passenger to commercial services for further medical care, Sept. 3, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, hoisted a cruise ship passenger near Hinchinbrook Island, Alaska, Tuesday.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the passenger to commercial services for further medical care.

At 10:13 a.m., Sector Anchorage Command Center personnel received a medevac request from the cruise ship Island Princess, reporting a 55-year-old female passenger was suffering symptoms of a stroke.


The passenger and the ship’s nurse were taken to Cordova for a wing-to-wing transfer with a Guardian Flight team, who then transferred the patient to Anchorage.


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