Miami-Dade first responders carried out dramatic rescue at sea on Saturday, May 12, aboard Carnival Glory.
The U.S. Coast Guard reported that an adult cruise passenger had suffered medical emergency and needed to get to hospital. The vessel departed Port of Miami earlier that day.
Miami-Dade Fireboat 73 met Carnival Glory at around 8:00 p.m. about 3 miles northeast of Miami Sea Buoy, approximately 5 miles east, northeast of Government Cut.
The Carnival cruise ship altered course to provide safe lee, blocking winds and heavy surf in order to allow the crews of Fireboat 73, as well as those on the ship, to work together in transporting the passenger on to Fireboat 73.
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue the patient was taken back to Miami where Rescue 39 was awaiting to bring her to the hospital.
For other Carnival Glory accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.