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Two Crewmembers Medically Evacuated from Costa Luminosa

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Costa Luminosa requested medical evacuation yesterday of two crew members who needed urgent medical assistance on land, report several media outlets in Italy.

Peruvian crew member suffering from renal colic 

At 10:50 am the Port Authority of Brindisi was alerted by the command on board of the cruise ship Costa Luminosa requesting medical evacuation of a crew member. The crew member in need of medical assistance was a 23-year-old Peruvian female suffering from renal colic, acute abdominal pain commonly caused by obstruction of the ureter from dislodged kidney stones. 

At the time of the request, the cruise ship was crossing the port of Monopoli and sailing to Savona. Operation Room watchstanders immediately dispatched a patrol boat with rescue team who communicated with Costa Luminosa officers to direct the ship to the outpost of the port of Brindisi and proceeded to the safe evacuation of the patient. The rescue operation was successful and the young woman was transferred to a hospital.

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Filipina crew member with a facial injury

Costa Luminosa requested another medical evacuation of a crew member from the Coast Guard stationed at St. Benedetto del Tronto. The Coast Guard received a call for medical assistance of a 30-year-old Filipina crew member suffering from a serious facial injury.

The alarm went off at around 10:30 pm at the operations center of the harbor master's office and a rescue team was immediately set in motion. The medical personnel arrived at the port and embarked on a patrol boat, sailing at a maximum speed towards the cruise ship, which was about 10 kilometers from the coast. Despite the rough sea, the medical evacuation was successful. After the transfer, the medical staff secured the young woman onboard the patrol boat and once in port, by ambulance, she was transported to the San Benedetto emergency room for the treatment of the facial injury.