73-year-old woman medevaced from Holland America's ship ms Westerdam

   October 4, 2022 ,   Accidents

A 73-year-old woman with symptoms of a mild cardiac infarction was medevaced from a HAL-Holland America cruise ship close to Port Angeles (Washington) on Monday, October 3.

USCG watchstanders at the 13th CG District Command Center in Seattle WA received the medical evacuation request from ms Westerdam while the cruise ship was ~46 mi / 74 km west of Juan de Fuca Strait in Salish Sea.

In low visibility, the liner continued towards Port Angeles.

An MH-65 Dolphin (rescue helicopter) aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles landed on ms Westerdam at 8:50 am (15:50 UTC) Monday as the ship neared Port Angeles.

According to USCG officials, the woman was airlifted off the vessel and transferred to an EMS team at ~10 am on Monday, October 3.

ms Westerdam cruise ship

At the time of the incident, the ship was on a 52-day Transpacific voyage from the USA to Australia (Seattle to Sydney NSW). The itinerary started on October 2, 2022, and ends on November 23, 2022.

For more ms Westerdam incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.