RCI-Royal Caribbean’s ship Anthem of the Seas docked at Port Cape Liberty NJ/NYC Sunday morning (November 21) after her scheduled return from The Bahamas, less than two days after an ailing guest was plucked from the liner by the USCG/Coast Guard.
In a statement, the USCG said its 5th District command center in Virginia had received a medical evacuation request on Friday evening (November 19), to transfer a woman with internal bleeding on board to a hospital on land. The assistance had been requested by the ship’s crew members.
At the time of the accident, Anthem OTS was ~230 mi (370 km) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.
USCG watch officers dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk (rescue helicopter) along with a Lockheed HC-130 (search & rescue plane) from Air Station Elizabeth City (North Carolina).
Upon arrival, the helicopter crew hoisted the woman (together with a family member) up to the aircraft and flew them to New Hanover Regional Hospital (Wilmington NC).
The name of the passenger has not been revealed.
For more Anthem of the Seas incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.