Coast Guard Evacuates Sick Passengers From Cruise Ship Off the Coast of the Big Island

Aircrews aboard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct medical evacuations of three ill passengers off the cruise ship Oosterdam approximately 100 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, Nov. 1, 2011.

Coast Guard Evacuates Sick Passengers From Cruise Ship Off the Coast of the Big Island

The Oosterdam was en route from Maui, Hawaii to California when three passengers suffered various health-related issues aboard. In addition to the two helicopters, the Coast Guard also launched an HC-130 Hercules airplane to provide cover and assist with communications during the medevac. U.S. Coast Guard video

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