The crew aboard Grand Princess contacted Coast Guard (CG) watchstanders at approx 9:30 a.m. requesting assistance for a female passenger "experiencing complications of a pre-existing medical condition."
CG Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders immediately launched a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department STAR (Special Tactics and Rescue) Team paramedic aboard to assist.
Once on the accident's scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer to the ship to assess the passenger. The helicopter crew lowered a rescue basket in order to hoist the woman into the helicopter and transported the patient to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla at 2:10 p.m.
The patient was reportedly in stable condition.
At the time of the accident, Grand Princess was on a 10-day, round-trip Mexican Riviera cruise that departed San Francisco CA on January 12.
For other Grand Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.