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Passenger Medevaced from P&O Cruises' Arcadia

By ,   March 4, 2019 ,   Accidents

Sailors from Guam-based “Island Knights” of HSC (Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron) 25 provided emergency assistance to a passenger in distress Monday morning, March 4.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, HSC-25 had been notified by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Guam that a cruise passenger aboard P&O Cruises' MV Arcadia had been experiencing a medical emergency.

P&O Cruises Arcadia cruise ship

After the vessel transited within helicopter range of Guam, the rescue mission was launched at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Monday by HSC-25 Alert Search & Rescue led by Aircraft Commander Lt.Richard Schuster. The traveler in distress was recovered through helicopter hoist and returned to United States Naval Hospital Guam in stable condition.

At the time of the accident, the ship was sailing on a 17-day, one-way cruise from Brisbane to Hong Kong and is due to arrive in Kagoshima, Japan on March 7.

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