Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 58 miles offshore
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Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman approximately 58 miles offshore of
Galveston, Texas, Sunday morning.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from
the cruise ship Carnival Valor stating a passenger aboard the vessel was in
need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight
surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene.
The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the woman along with a
nurse from the Carnival Valor to awaiting emergency medical services personnel
at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Weather on scene was reported as 4-foot seas with 17 mph winds.