A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued a woman with a medical condition over the weekend from a Carnival Cruise Line's ship in Gulf of Mexico.
About 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, a 52-year-old woman aboard Carnival Valor needed to be taken to a hospital on dry land, Coast Guard officials said.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was dispatched from New Orleans to the ship, located about 260 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, La. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane also was sent to assist.
The helicopter arrived at the scene shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday. The patient and a nurse from the cruise ship were flown to a hospital in New Orleans, Coast Guard officials said.
Details about the woman's medical problems weren't available but Coast Guard officials said she was in stable condition at the hospital.
For reports on other Carnival Valor ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com