The United States Coast Guard successfully airlifted a 55-year-old Canadian passenger from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Friday, June 14, after the man reported severe abdominal pain.
Coast Guard officials at 5th District command center, Portsmouth, Virginia, received a call from Anthem of the Seas saying a cruise passenger needed to be transferred to the local hospital.
The coast guard dispatched HC-130 Hercules and MH-60 Jayhawk aircrews from Air Station Elizabeth City to the ship sailing about 100 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.
The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew brought the patient and his wife onto the helicopter. Both were transported to Carteret Health Care Medical Center, Morehead City, North Carolina.
For other Anthem of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.