Coast Guard rescue swimmer completes first rescue during cruise ship medevac

Coast Guard rescue swimmer completes first rescue during cruise ship medevac
On a stormy spring night at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Coast Guardsmen stood watch, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Following a busy afternoon of searching for two missing boaters, the evening was accompanied by nothing more than the occasional crackle of a VHF-FM radio, followed by prolonged silence. Around 8 p.m. a call came in from a medical representative from the 952-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs heart attack victim from cruise ship Carnival Splendor 150 miles offshore

Coast Guard medevacs heart attack victim from cruise ship Carnival Splendor 150 miles offshore
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man Saturday from the 952-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor approximately 150 miles east of Cape Lookout, N.C. A medical representative aboard the Carnival Splendor contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 8 p.m. reporting a man suffered a heart attack and was in need of assistance. Personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth...

Cruise ship Carnival Splendor to travel under own power

USCG Photo SAN DIEGO – The cruise ship Carnival Splendor is scheduled to depart San Diego under its own power and head for dry dock in San Francisco Jan 19th, 2011. Carnival Splendor has been undergoing repairs for a fire that broke out in the engine room during the south bound leg of a Mexican cruise on Nov. 9, 2010. Repairs to the damaged components in the engine room have been ongoing since...

“Tender of the Lost Coast” returns home from Deepwater Horizon mission

The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen steams toward Alcatraz Island, June 3, 2010, deploying to the Gulf of Mexico to provide clean up and operational support for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. San Francisco — The San Francisco-based Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and its crew are scheduled to return Friday, Nov. 12 from the Gulf of Mexico following a five-month deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon...

Cruise Ship Carnival Splendor adrift – Coast Guard continues response

Carnival Splendor file photoALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard remains on the scene of a stranded cruise ship that lost propulsion after a fire 200 miles south of San Diego yesterday.  The following updated information are current status as of today: The 952-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor will be towed to Ensenada, Mexico where it will unload its passengers before continuing...

Coast Guard Responding to Fire Aboard Cruise Ship Carnival Splendor

USCG PhotoALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to reports of a fire that occurred earlier today aboard the 952-foot cruise ship, Carnival Splendor. Initial reports of the fire were received by the U.S. Coast Guard at 8 a.m., today. Three Coast Guard cutters, a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft, a vessel in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, a Mexican Navy...