On the evening of April 27, 2022, the Disney Wonder sailing on a 10-night Hawaiian cruise from Vancouver adjusted course to rendezvous with a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter for a medevac of a patient in need of further medical care.
According to an update from The Coast Guard to The Astorian, the man was in stable condition.
The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Astoria air crew met up with the Disney Wonder 181 nautical miles offshore Astoria, Oregon. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the patient reportedly was experiencing uncontrollable bleeding and was transferred to Life-Flight for further medical care in Portland, Oregon. Seattle’s KIRO 7 reported the patient was a 71-year old passenger with internal bleeding.
The following is video of the patient transfer from the crew area on the bow of the Disney Wonder to the rescue helicopter provided by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero from U.S. Coast Guard District 13.
According to a report from a passenger onboard, the Disney Wonder changed course back towards the Astoria, Oregon coast after the lunch hour on Wednesday. Later in the evening, passengers were told the ship would instead attempt a patient transfer offshore. The patient transfer was completed by 8pm.
The Disney Wonder then resumed course towards Hawaii.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the patient along with their family, and friends.
The Disney Wonder is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu, Hawai’i on May 2nd.
Semper Paratus! (Always Ready – U.S. Coast Guard motto).
The Wonder isn’t scheduled for Honolulu until May 5, at which time she’ll dock overnight and will have new passengers on May 6. I’m going on the May 6 Honolulu to Vancouver.
You’re going to LOVE IT. The servers that will take care of your rotational dinners are awesome! Get to know the manager Robert, he is exceptional. If I had to say one thing about our cruise last week on the Wonder, Outstanding! Lmk if your flying out of Vancouver. Disney unfortunately does not tell passengers flying out of Vancouver what they need to do when they get to the airport. It was #anxiety for many from the cruise who like us didn’t know.
What do you mean “what they need to do when they get to the airport”???
It lands in Honolulu first and then hits two other islands before returning to Honolulu on the 6th.
ON February 10th, DCL changed the port order.
The Astorian said it was a man yet KIRO said it was a woman. Is there a third media site we can find to break this tie? And maybe get an update on the passenger’s condition. Thanks. And, BTW, great job on this.
Before the pandemic, my husband and I were on a cruise in Europe, and off the coast of France they had to airlift a patient. His wife went first by harness and then he in the basket. It was a horrendous storm, choppy waters, winds. I was scared for them watching it…but I still filmed it. I know, my bad. Then days later, off the coast of Africa, another passenger was medivac’d but this time, right below our stateroom, onto a boat. It was definitely an unusual trip!
We were on the cruise & were told it was a female aged 71. A friend of mine was in lobby next morning when she heard crew telling the gentleman that she was stable & that they were arranging for him to be able to contact family