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.