Passenger Medevaced From Norwegian Breakaway

By ,   March 25, 2018 ,   Accidents

A 76-year-old passenger has been medevaced by the Coast Guard at around 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, after suffering a stroke onboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship close to Chesapeake Bay entrance.

According to CG officials, the man was onboard Norwegian Breakaway about 75-miles southeast of Chesapeake Bay, when he suffered a stroke, and possible internal bleeding.

Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship

The ship's captain reached the Coast Guard at 5th District Command Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, through a satellite phone on the vessel.

The Coast Guard sent an Air Station Elizabeth City (North Carolina) aircrew in MH-60 Jayhawk to the cruise ship to assist the passenger, bringing back him and a nurse to Norfolk Sentra General Hospital.

No information is currently available about the condition of the man.

For other Norwegian Breakaway accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.