Coast Guard Medevacs One, Continues 'Carnival Triumph' Escort

Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team: Photo credit USCG

The Coast Guard took off a female passenger from the disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico under tow to Mobile.

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew medevaced a female passenger who reportedly suffered a stroke and transported her to Dauphin Island to meet emergency medical services.

The tug vessel Resolve Pioneer reported a broken tow line which was restored by the tug Roland Falgout.

Meanwhile Coast Guard boarding teams assisted CBP agents with passport verification and disembarkation processing with the ship some six miles south of the entrance to Mobile Bay. A 500-yard security zone has been established for the Triumph and the five tugs towing the cruise ship.

The Coast Guard says it stands ready to render any assistance necessary to ensure the safety of the passesngers and crew of the cruise ship.

The Flag Administration of the Bahamas will be leading the investigation into the cause of the engine room fire that disabled the ship, and  assistance will be given by the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board.

 


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