An injured woman was medevaced January 6, 2012 from the Emerald Princess cruise ship off Nassau, Bahamas.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. the Coast Guard was notified that a person sustained a sever spinal compression and required medical assistance. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew from Air Station Miami, Florida was first to arrive and coordinated the evacuation with the cruise ship. Later a MH-65 helicopter crew met the Emerald Princess at approximately 7 p.m. and transported the 55-year-old to Nassau International Airport for further medical care.
The Emerald Princess was on a Caribbean cruise leaving from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The injured woman’s condition is unknown at this time.