Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger near Cordova, Saturday.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely hoisted and transported the patient to commercial services for further high medical care.

District 17 Command Center personnel received a medevac request from the cruise ship Noordam for a passenger who was reportedly experiencing chest pains.


The 72-year-old male passenger and the ship’s nurse were hoisted and taken to Cordova for a wing-to-wing transfer with a Guardian Flight team.

The cruise ship was approximately 125 nautical miles southeast of Cordova at the time of the request.


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