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Passenger Medevaced From Norwegian Sky

By ,   July 6, 2018 ,   Accidents

A 79-year-old passenger suffering chest pains has been hoisted off a Norwegian Cruise Line ship close to Cuba and hustled to Jackson Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 4, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.

According to ship's itinerary, Norwegian Sky was a couple of hours from leaving Havana, when it notified USCG Key West watchstanders that the passenger, named Miguel Negron, needed emergency care.

NCL Norwegian Sky cruise ship

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami got to the cruise ship, then 64 miles southwest of Key West, at around 4:45 p.m.

Norwegian Sky spent Thursday, July 5, in Great Stirrup Cay and returns to Miami Friday morning.

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