Coast Guard aircrew flies 900 miles to airdrop medical supplies to cruise ship Carnival Spirit

Coast Guard aircrew flies 900 miles to airdrop medical supplies to cruise ship Carnival Spirit
HONOLULU — A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew more than 900 miles to airdrop a package containing blood and medical supplies to a cruise ship northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, Wednesday. Medical personnel from the Carnival Spirit contacted Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday requesting medical assistance for an ailing passenger. The ship’s...

Coast Guard aircrew flies 900 miles to airdrop blood and medical supplies to cruise ship

HONOLULU – Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew more than 900 miles to airdrop a package containing blood and medical supplies to a cruise ship northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, today. Medical personnel from the Carnival Spirit contacted the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu at approximately 5:30 a.m. requesting medical assistance for an ailing passenger. The ship’s...

Coast Guard air crews drop medical supplies, rescue ill man from cruise ship

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard air crew medically evacuated an ill 63-year-old male from the cruise ship Carnival Spirit Monday.