U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Heart-Attack Victim From Port Canaveral-Based Carnival Sunshine

By  //  January 30, 2018

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ship will return to Port Canaveral on Friday

The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Wednesday after their vessel caught fire on the Indian River near Titusville.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man with heart attack-like symptoms from the Port Canaveral-based cruise ship Carnival Sunshine on Tuesday morning, approximately 46 miles north of the Bahamas.

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a medevac request at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew stationed at Great Inagua, Bahamas and embarked the patient and nurse at approximately 12 a.m.

The man was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital at approximately 1 a.m.

The Carnival Sunshine, which departed Port Canaveral Sunday, is the lead ship of the Destiny-class of cruise ships. The vessel was the first passenger ship ever built to be over 100,000 tons as measured by gross tonnage for a year.

The condition of the victim has not been released and the ship is expected to return to Port Canaveral on Friday.

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The Carnival Sunshine, which departed Port Canaveral Sunday, is the lead ship of the Destiny-class of cruise ships. The vessel was the first passenger ship ever built to be over 100,000 tons as measured by gross tonnage for a year.

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