Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship south of New York Harbor

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Shrike file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a cruise ship 25 miles southeast of New York Harbor, Thursday night.

Watchstanders at the First District command center in Boston were notified around 6:30 p.m. that a 34-year old man aboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Anthem of the Seas’ was experiencing severe leg pain.

The command center at Coast Guard Sector New York dispatched Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot Patrol Boat, to rendezvous with the ship and receive the individual.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., the man was transferred to the cutter. A boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Jones Beach then met with the Shrike. The man was safely moved on to the small boat to expedite the transit to shore.

At 11:30 p.m., the man was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services back at Station Jones Beach. EMS took the patient to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

The individual’s current condition is unknown.

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