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Monday, October 21, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard Medical Evacuation
We live in a wonderful time when we can get medical care even when taking a trip to a small tropical island.
We had a medical emergency on board Freedom of the Seas and the U.S. Coast Guard responded.
Although our ship has a helipad on the bow of the ship, it is safer for the helicopter to land near the ship when possible to evacuate the critically ill patient since we were at anchor. The patient was tendered ashore and quickly evacuated safely.