SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Coast Guard Station San Juan medevaced a cruise ship passenger from the MS Rotterdam cruise ship Monday morning, simply off San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico.
Medevaced is an 84-year-old man, U.S. citizen, who was experiencing an acute pulmonary situation and required the next degree of care ashore.
Coast Guard watch standers in Sector San Juan acquired a communication from the crew of the MS Rotterdam cruise ship, requesting Coast Guard help to medevac a passenger to an area hospital. The MS Rotterdam was roughly 84 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico when the incident was reported to the Coast Guard. Watch standers directed the launch of a Station San Juan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium that rendezvoused with the cruise ship simply off San Juan Harbor and embarked the affected person, his spouse, and a cruise ship nurse.
“We our glad to assist this affected person get to the hospital and obtain the shore-based medical care he required,” mentioned Chief Warrant Officer Eric Lyle, Station San Juan officer in cost. “I commend the Coast Guard watch standers, native EMS and Station San Juan boat crew for his or her response, wonderful coordination and the secure execution of this medevac that was carried out in some difficult sea-state circumstances.”
The Coast Guard boat crew transported the affected person to Coast Guard Base San Juan, the place emergency medical personnel acquired and transported the affected person to the Centro Medico Hospital in San Juan.