A U.S. Coast Guard air crew responded to an incident on a cruise ship off Manasquan Inlet yesterday, hoisting a woman on board a medevac helicopter.
The Coast Guard medevaced the woman after she was reportedly having medical complications approximately 40 miles east of Manasquan Inlet just before 10 p.m. Sunday night.
Watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay command center in Philadelphia, which covers the Ocean County area, were contacted at 9:54 p.m. by a crewmember on the cruise ship Norwegian Escape and notified that the 39-yer-old woman was having issues and needed medical attention.
An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City launched to assist. Once on scene, the crew hoisted up the woman and her husband and transported them to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
According to marine tracking records, the nearly 3,900-foot ship left New York Sunday and is steaming to Bermuda.