Sick Passenger Rescued from Carnival Cruise Ship

By ,   September 6, 2018 ,   Accidents

The FDNY and NYPD worked together to get a passenger with medical emergency off a Carnival Cruise Line ship in New York on Wednesday, September 5.

The Carnival Horizon ship had just left port on Manhattan's West Side shortly after 5 pm when the emergency was reported.

Carnival Horizon cruise ship

The responders had to figure out the best possible way to get the traveller off the vessel, whether through the air or with a boat.

As there was not enough room for landing a helicopter on the ship's deck, an NYPD Harbor Unit boat had to be used to take the cruise passenger off the liner just after 6:30 p.m.

The 74-year-old woman suffering from chest pain was taken to Staten Island University Hospital conscious and alert.

For other Carnival Horizon accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.