Carnival Valor Passenger Airlifted From Ship Near Galveston Texas

Multiple media outlets, including, Click 3 Houston, report that “the Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from a cruise ship 58 miles off the coast of Galveston to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Sunday morning.” Representatives from the Carnival Valor contacted the Coast Guard, alerting them that a passenger was in need of medical assistance. A helicopter crew was dispatched along with a nurse. They arrived to cruise ship in open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and hoisted the woman off the ship. You can view video of the event courtesy of Defense Visual Information Distribution Services (DVIDS) here. The passenger was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. No details of the passengers condition before or after the airlift have been released. Passengers are medevac’d from cruise ships when it’s deemed by the medical personnel on the ship that the passenger requires more care than the onboard staff can…

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