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Hurt Passenger Airlifted from Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas to Tampa General Hospital

March 30, 2011 Cruise Ship Injury & Death reports the Coast Guard evacuated passenger William Nicol, 76, from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Radiance of the Seas on March 20th.

A crewmember aboard the Radiance of the Seas radioed Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg requesting medical assistance for Nicol who was experienced hernia-like symptoms. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater airlifted the passenger from a cruise ship which was located about 75 miles southwest of Tampa and flew him to Tampa General Hospital. Nicol’s condition is unknown.