Passenger Medevaced Off Norwegian Cruise Ship JEWEL Off Virginia
A 47-year-old passenger was medevaced off the Norwegian cruise ship JEWEL approximately 115 miles northeast of Cape Henry, Virgina March 9, 2012. The captain of the NCL cruise ship contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 5 p.m. reporting a woman with abdominal pains was in need of medical attention. In a combined effort between a HM-60 Jayhawk crew and a HC-130 Hercules airplane crew, the sick passenger and her husband was evacuated off the JEWEL and transferred to Sentera Norfolk Hospital. This is only one of several medevacs from a cruise ship Maritime Law Blog reported this year.