The U.S. Coast Guard along with local emergency personnel have come to the rescue of a 71-year-old female passenger who fell ill on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off New Jersey on early Sunday morning, April 14.
Officials said that Anthem of the Seas was around 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Sandy Hook when the ship's captain requested a medical evacuation for possible heart attack victim.
Station Sandy Hook's rescue boat crew, joined by Sea Bright emergency personnel, launched a 47ft Motor Life Boat.
According to authorities, at approximately 12:25 a.m. the crews arrived at the cruise vessel and embarked the woman, accompanied by a physician and 3 family members. All arrived at Station Sandy Hook at 1:50 a.m. The lady was transferred to Monmouth Medical Center.
Details about the woman’s condition have not been revealed.
For other Anthem of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.