Passenger Medevaced From Grand Princess

By ,   January 31, 2018 ,   Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced a 71-year-old woman from Princess Cruises Grand Princess ship about 14 miles south of Oahu early Wednesday morning.

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from USCG Air Station Barbers Point hoisted the passenger, who was reportedly experiencing stroke-like symptoms, from the cruise ship at 1:35 a.m. The woman was delivered in stable condition to emergency medical personnel at Queen’s Medical Center.

Grand Princess cruise ship

The watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center, Ensign Celesta Brosowsky, said in a press release that it was always a race against the clock trying to get passengers to higher level of medical care, and added they were grateful the cruise ship crew had taken quick action, recognizing that the passenger needed to be medically evacuated.

For other Grand Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.