Cruise ship passenger medevaced from PWS

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, transported a cruise ship passenger to commercial services for further medical care, Sept. 3, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevaced a cruise ship passenger with reported stroke symptoms on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from near Hinchinbrook Island to a Guardian Flight team in Cordova for transport to medical services in Anchorage.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova, hoisted the 55-year-old woman from the cruise ship Island Princess, along with the ship’s nurse for the wing-to-wing transfer.

The medevac came after Sector Anchorage Command Center personnel received the medevac request from cruise shup personnel at mid-morning.

The Coast Guard had no comment on the patient’s condition.