Coast Guard medevacs woman cruise ship Veendam 50 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs woman cruise ship Veendam 50 miles east of Charleston
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 65-year-old woman Thursday from a cruise ship 50 miles east of Charleston. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 7th District Command Center received a call from a crewmember aboard the cruise ship, Veendam, stating a passenger was suffering from lower leg pain. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Pilot safe after ditching 253 miles from Maui

Pilot safe after ditching 253 miles from Maui
HONOLULU – The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii Sunday. At approximately 4:44 p.m. the pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a life raft. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu identified the...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in locating owner of adrift kayak

Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of adrift kayak
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned overturned adrift blue kayak offshore approximately three miles northwest of Honolua Bay, Maui, Saturday. The cruise ship Veendam reported the blue kayak adrift at approximately 10 a.m. and the kayak remains adrift. No one has been reported missing or in distress in the area, but the Coast...

Video – Coast Guard medevacs injured cruise ship Veendam passenger

Video - Coast Guard medevacs injured cruise ship Veendam passenger
SAN DIEGO – An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego conducted a medical evacuation for an injured woman aboard a cruise ship approximately 150 miles southwest of San Diego, Thursday morning. The crew of the cruise ship Veendam contacted the Coast Guard Wednesday evening, requesting a medevac for a 69-year-old woman who fell down a stairwell and suffered possible head injuries and internal...