Coast Guard coordinates AMVER rescue in high seas

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District command center helped coordinate the rescue of five people 256 miles northeast of Bermuda with the assistance of the cruise ship Norwegian Gem, Saturday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., watchstanders received notification from a member of the sailing vessel Sanctuary, stating that they had taken several large breaking waves over the...

Coast Guard evacuates cruise ship crewmember

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a cruise ship crewmember in the Upper Bay of New York Harbor, Sunday, July 24, 2011 Coast Guard Sector New York received the request for assistance to have a 36-year-old pregnant crewmember, who went in labor, transferred off the cruise ship Norwegian Gem. At approximately 5:13 p.m., a small boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York met...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Norwegian Gem

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man after receiving a call for assistance from a cruise ship 28 miles east of Cape Hatteras N.C., Sunday. At approximately 12:45 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from the doctor of the cruise ship Norwegian Gem stating that there was a 57-year-old male who was reported to...

Coast Guard medevacs infant from cruise ship

Cruise Ship Norwegian Gem on a much calmer dayMOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a female infant and her mother off a cruise ship approximately 245 miles south of Cape Lookout, Friday. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call via satellite phone from crew aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Gem requesting medevac of a 16-month-old female suffering from upper respiratory...