Coast Guard evacuates woman from Royal Caribbean cruise ship off New Jersey

A woman who showed symptoms of a heart attack was evacuated from a cruise ship late Saturday about 30 miles east of Asbury Park, New Jersey, according to Coast Guard officials.

The 71-year-old woman, who was not identified, was on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas when she began experiencing symptoms, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. 

Coast Guard personnel took the woman, three family members and a doctor to the Coast Guard’s Sandy Hook station. From there, Sea Bright EMS took her to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, according to the release.

Her condition is currently unknown. 

Anthem of the Seas is a 4,180-passenger ship that features a skydiving simulator, an indoor sports and entertainment complex, bumper cars and roller skating, according to the website The ship also has 375 rooms with “virtual balconies,” or floor-to-ceiling high definition screens that show real-time views of the ocean, according to the website. 

Amanda Oglesby: @OglesbyAPP; 732-557-5701; [email protected]

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