The U.S. Coast Guard was called to medevac a passenger suffering from a heart attack aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. The cruise ship’s captain radioed for medical assistance around 4 a.m. on the morning of November 16th. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched from Elizabeth City, North Carolina and met the ailing 81-year-old passenger approximately 55 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. The passenger was hoisted onto the rescue copter and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where it is reported he is in stable condition.
The Norwegian Breakaway sails weekly from New York City to Port Canaveral, Florida and Caribbean vacation destinations. Last month the Maritime Law Blog reported on a Norwegian Breakaway passenger fractured his neck and a medical alert was called for another passenger while the cruise ship was docket at Port Canaveral, Florida.