GALVESTON, Texas (FOX 26) - U.S. Coast Guard crews removed two people from two different cruise ships approximately 15 miles from Galveston on Sunday.
The crew aboard The Liberty of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International ship, contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 5:38 p.m. Sunday and reported that a 71-year-old woman was suffering from a possible detached retina. The Coast Guard Cutter Manowar, an 87-foot patrol boat, brought the woman to Station Galveston at around 7 p.m. Sunday where emergency medical responders were waiting.
Carnival Breeze crew contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday and reported that a passenger was suffering from a blocked esophagus and needed assistance. Station Galveston 45-foot response boat crews brought the 41-year-old man to Station Galveston where emergency medical staff evaluated him at around 10:28 p.m. Sunday.
Both patients are in stable condition.