67-Year-Old Passenger Medevaced from Ovation of the Seas

By ,   July 29, 2019 ,   Accidents

The US Coast Guard has medically evacuated a 67-year-old female passenger from Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas around 14 miles west of Port Angeles (WA USA).

The USCG Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew has hoisted the woman safely. The patient suffered symptoms related to a heart attack on Thursday evening, July 25.

The aircrew transferred the traveler to a LifeFlight Network aircrew at Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, which then transported her to a Seattle hospital for further care.

Due to privacy concerns, the woman has not been identified. Her condition has not been reported.

Ovation Of The Seas cruise ship

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a phone call from the ship's captain at 8:26 p.m. and reported the medical emergency. The watchstanders diverted Port Angeles aircrew from training in Neah Bay. They arrived on the scene shortly after 9:00 p.m. and conducted the hoist.

At the time of the accident, the ship was on the last day of a 7-day Alaska Glacier cruise roundtrip from homeport Seattle.

For other Ovation of the Seas accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.