The accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, when Coast Guard watch standers at Boston's command center had been notified that a 34-year-old man aboard the ship had been experiencing “severe leg pain,” according to a federal agency's statement.
In Bayonne, the Coast Guard 87ft patrol boat Cutter “Shrike” was dispatched to meet the liner and transfer the patient aboard.
The passenger was received aboard “Shrike” at 8:30 p.m. and boat crew onboard a 45ft Response Boat-Medium from Station Jones Beach met with “Shrike.” The man was moved to the smaller boat to be transitted to shore, according to the statement.
At 11:30 p.m., an ambulance took the patient to Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow NY. His condition has not been announced.
At the time of accident, Anthem of the Seas had just departed Cape Liberty in Bayonne for a 9-day cruise to New England and Maritime provinces of Canada. The 4000-passenger ship is scheduled to return to New Jersey October 27.
For other Anthem of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.