Coast Guard coordinates medevac from cruise ship Celebrity Summit

Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard coordinated a medical evacuation of a 61-year-old woman, from a cruise ship that was suffering from chest pains in New York Harbor, Sunday afternoon.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center received notification at approximately 4:20 p.m., stating the woman needed medical attention aboard the 965-foot Maltese-flagged cruise ship Celebrity Summit.

The Coast Guard command center coordinated with the New York City Fire Department to safely remove the passenger.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon determined that a Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot Response Boat-Medium rescue crew was the best option for an evacuation.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., the passenger was transferred from the cruise ship and taken to awaiting emergency medical services at Station New York for transfer to Staten Island University Hospital.

The individual’s current medical condition is unknown.


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