Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads have been contacted at 2:30 a.m. by the captain of Carnival Pride to report 2 passengers needing medical evacuation.
The 69-year-old woman has suffered heart attack, while the 56-year-old man has suffered a seizure.
MH-60 Jayhawk Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter was launched to assist and met with the cruise liner approx 9 miles off the Virginia Beach coast and hoisted the passengers and a nurse aboard.
They were later transported for treatment to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
For other Carnival Pride accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.