The cruise company reached out to the CG to medevac a 75-year-old woman after experiencing symptoms of a stroke, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg revealed in a news release.
A CG Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew arrived at the vessel at 7:28 p.m. and transported the passenger to Fort De Soto Fishing Pier. A Pinellas Fire and Rescue crew was waiting there.
The agency has not released the name of the woman or any further information about her condition.
At the time of the accident, Carnival Miracle had just departed on an 8-days, round-trip Panama Canal cruise from Tampa FL.
For other Carnival Miracle accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.