Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old woman Friday from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy approximately 150 miles east of Port Canaveral. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers were notified by the crew of the Carnival Ecstasy at 10:43 a.m. stating a passenger was experiencing chest pain. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater helicopter...

Coast Guard suspends search for Virginia Tech student in the Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for Virginia Tech student in the Bahamas
USCG file photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a cruise ship passenger who reportedly fell overboard from a 6th deck balcony early Sunday morning. Cameron Smook, a 21-year-old student at Virginia Tech, reportedly fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Glory approximately 5 miles south of Abaco Island, Bahamas. Upon notification from the cruise ship, the Coast Guard launched...

Forty-one migrants rescued by cruise ship’s crew

Forty-one migrants rescued by cruise ship's crew
MIAMI – Forty-one Cuban migrants were rescued by the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in the Florida Straits Tuesday evening. Crewmembers aboard the 855-foot Carnival Ecstasy located the grossly overloaded vessel at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The vessel was unseaworthy, was taking on water, and did not have any life saving or navigation equipment on board. The migrants were pulled to safety by crewmembers...