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Navy and Coast Guard team up to rescue Grand Princess passenger
« on: January 06, 2020, 08:25:13 PM »
"The Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii rang in the New Year by teaming up to rescue a 69-year-old passenger from a cruise ship 210 miles northwest of Hilo.

A Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crew from Kaneohe Bay-based Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 conducted a medevac off the Grand Princess while a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft provided overhead communications support, according to a Coast Guard email sent to Navy Times early Thursday.

The Easyriders transferred the patient to Hilo Medical Center for treatment but his condition is unknown at this time, officials said.

“The Coast Guard and the Navy often work together during search and rescue operations in the Pacific,” said Operations Specialist 3rd Class Craig Howarth, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander, in the statement."

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/01/02/navy-and-coast-guard-team-up-to-rescue-cruise-ship-passenger/