Cruise ship passenger Medevaced

A 45-year-old woman was medevaced from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Sitka, Alaska, Monday.

An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted the hoist and transferred the ailing passenger to awaiting emergency medical services in Sitka.

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders in Juneau were notified of an ailing passenger by the medical team aboard the Celebrity Solstice.  Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

Weather conditions at the time were reported as 23 mph winds with 4-foot seas.