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.
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.