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Coast Guard Rescues Passenger From Norwegian Cruise Ship

By ,   February 7, 2017 ,   Accidents

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.