A woman who fell ill Monday on a Carnival cruise ship more than 200 miles off the Cape Cod coast had to be airlifted to a hospital.
The cruise line ship Legend was on the second day of a 14-day voyage to Greenland when the crew called the Coast Guard for help around 6:30 p.m.
One passenger was experiencing abdominal pain and had been vomiting throughout the day, the USCG said in a statement.
The Army deployed its MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to the 12-story ship, which was 180 nautical miles from the air station.
The Legend made a sharp left turn toward the easternmost tip of the cape to rendezvous with the aircrew closer to shore, Carnival’s map data shows.
After arriving shortly before 10:30 p.m., the plane crew “safely hoisted the patient and nurse from the cruise ship,” the military said.
The cruise ship passenger was reportedly vomiting due to abdominal pains and needed to be airlifted. USCG
The couple was then taken to emergency medical services at 12:05 a.m.
The woman’s current condition, as well as her illness, remains unclear.
The cruise continues its journey towards Greenland.
The cruise had just completed its second day when a crew member called the Coast Guard for backup to help the passenger. USCG
It left a port in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday and is expected to return on September 16.
The huge ship can accommodate more than 3,000 people, of which more than 2,100 are guests.
Carnival did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The medevac rescue comes a week after a 19-year-old college student fell overboard on the world’s largest cruise ship.
Sigmund Ropich fell into the waters off the coast of Cuba during a vacation with friends and has not yet been found.