A woman who fell ill Monday on a Carnival cruise ship that was more than 200 miles off the coast of Cape Cod had to be airlifted to a hospital.
The cruise line’s Legend ship was on the second day of a 14-day trip to Greenland when the crew called the Coast Guard for help around 6:30 p.m.
A passenger was experiencing abdominal pains and had been vomiting throughout the day, the USCG said in a statement.
The military deployed its MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to the 12-decker ship, which was located 180 nautical miles from the air station.
The Legend made a sharp left turn toward the easternmost tip of the cape in order to meet the aircrew closer to shore, Carnival’s map data shows.
After arriving shortly before 10:30 p.m., the aircrew “safely hoisted patient and the cruise ship nurse,” the military said.
The pair were then transferred to emergency medical services at 12:05 a.m.
The woman’s current state — as well as her illness — remains unclear.
The cruise is still continuing on its journey to Greenland.
It left from a Baltimore, Maryland port on Saturday and is expected to return on Sept. 16.
The massive boat holds more than 3,000 people — over 2,100 of which are guests.
Carnival did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The medevac rescue comes one week after a 19-year-old college student fell overboard on the world’s largest cruise ship.
Sigmund Ropich toppled into the waters off the coast of Cuba during a vacation with friends and has yet to be found.