A 72-year-old cruise passenger arrived safely to Maui on Wednesday, September 13, after being medevaced 170 mi from a Royal Caribbean ship offshore.
A Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter air crew from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (Kaneʻohe Bay, Hawaiʻi), arrived on the scene at 3:55 a.m. and hoisted the man aboard. The passenger was delivered to awaiting emergency medical services at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kahului.
Honolulu's JRCC personnel received notification at 5:18 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, from the master of Radiance of the Seas, of a cruise passenger aboard suffering from abdominal distress' symptoms.
The duty flight surgeon recommended the traveller be seen by general surgeon within 24 h. Watchstanders at JRCC conducted the rescue and coordinated with HSM-37.