The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescued a man and his wife from an NCL cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico after the 76-year-old man fell ill with flu-like symptoms.
A 45-foot rescue boat was sent to meet Norwegian Dawn around 10 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass at about 7:00 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.
The crew safely evacuated the man, who also suffered from heart condition, his wife, and a nurse from the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship to the Coast Guard Station in Venice.
According to the Coast Guard a distress call went out around midnight. The current condition of the man is unknown.