An 85-year-old cruise passenger on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship bound for New Jersey suffered a medical emergency and had to be rescued by the US Coast Guard.
Norwegian Bliss was around 160 miles southeast of Cape Fear NC, Friday night, January 3, when two aircraft were dispatched to her location, according to a statement from the USCG. The man, whose identity wasn't disclosed, had been hoisted off the liner and secured aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. According to the Coast Guard, "he was brought to Wilmington International Airport, where emergency medical services workers were waiting."
Information on the patient's condition has not been available.
At the time of the accident, the ship was on an 8-day, round-trip Bahamas & Florida cruise which departed from New York on December 28 and included stops in Florida and the Bahamas.
For other Norwegian Bliss accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.