Passenger medevaced from NCL Norwegian Encore cruise ship in Chatham Strait (Alaska)

   July 20, 2022 ,   Accidents

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medevaced a male passenger from the NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Encore in Chatham Strait (Alaska) on Monday, July 18.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on the accident scene at 7:27 am and hoisted and transported the patient to Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Mt.Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka AK.

CG Sector Juneau command center personnel received the ship's request for assistance at 5:48 am, reporting that the 64-year-old man had been suffering from stroke-like symptoms since 4:35 am.

Norwegian Encore cruise ship

The condition of the patient was reportedly stable upon transfer to the medical personnel in Sitka (Baranof Island).

At the time of the accident, the NCL Encore ship was on a 7-day "Alaska, Glacier Bay, Skagway & Juneau Cruise" roundtrip from Seattle (Washington USA).