The Coast Guard has medevaced a passenger not feeling well off from a cruise ship about 55 mi (88.5 km) off the North Carolina coast yesterday morning, November 20.
Watchstanders in 5th District Command Center, Portsmouth received a call from Norwegian Dawn at around 6:15 a.m., requesting the medevac for a 56-year-old man experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew left the Elizabeth City air station and arrived at the cruise liner about 55 mi east of Oregon Inlet.
The patient, his fiance and a nurse were hoisted onto the helicopter and flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
For reports on Norwegian Dawn ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com