Coast Guard conducts long-range blood drop to cruise ship Oosterdam

Coast Guard conducts long-range blood drop to cruise ship Oosterdam
HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew flew approximately 1,036 miles to airdrop blood and medical supplies to a cruise ship northeast of the Hawaiian Islands Sunday. Personnel aboard the cruise ship Oosterdam contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu at approximately 4 a.m. requesting medical assistance for an ailing passenger. The ship’s onboard doctor was treating...