Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts on May 21st. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:55 a.m. that a male passenger was suffering from stroke-like symptoms. A MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter hoisted the man from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship in poor weather conditions and safely transported him to Massachusetts General Hospital. There is no word on the passenger’s status at the time of this article.
This was the first of two reported cruise ship medevac rescues in a week. The other rescue concerned a sick Polish passenger aboard THE WORLD concept cruise ship off the coast of Hawaii.