Coast Guard Aircrew Flies 900 Miles to Airdrop Blood and Medical Supplies to Cruise Ship


02/21/2012: Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Honolulu, drop blood and medical supplies to the crew of the Carnival Spirit 900 miles north east of the Big Island, Jan. 24, 2012.Medical personnel from the Carnival Spirit contacted the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday requesting medical assistance for an ailing passenger. The ship’s on board doctor treated the 67-year-old woman for medical complications and diagnosed that the woman’s condition would be stabilized with additional blood.

Credit: U.S. Coast Guard District 14: 1/24/12