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Heart attack: Coast Guard Medevacs Stricken 29-year old Pinoy Seaman to St. Croix

Coast Guard Medevacs Stricken Seaman to St. Croix
November 27, 2019

The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter assists a crew member of the Marella Eplorer 2 Cruise ship. The crew member had been stricken by a heart attack at sea and was medevaced to St. Croix, where he was treated at the Juan F. Luis Hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a 29-year-old Filipino crew member from the Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship Tuesday, approximately 50 nautical miles southeast of the U.S. Virgin Islands, for treatment on St. Croix after he was stricken with what appeared to be a heart attack.

Coast Guard watchstanders received medevac request from the Marella Explorer 2 at 10:47 p.m. Monday, after one of their crew members experienced a heart attack and required immediate medical attention ashore.