Coast Guard picks up passenger
Over the weekend, a passenger who was experiencing ‘heart attack like’ symptoms was air lifted from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Vision of the Seas, while in Tampa Bay, Florida.
According to local TV reports, a crew member of the vessel contacted the Coast Guard explaining the medical emergency. The Coast Guard recommended taking the passenger from the ship to a local hospital. A Coast Guard response boat transported the injured passenger to St. Petersburg.
With new changes to the laws surrounding a cruise ship passenger’s ability to sue the cruise lines for medical negligence and malpractice, cruise lines may become more careful about how they identify and respond to medical emergencies, including quicker reaction times to potential emergency situations.
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