A 14-year-old boy and his grandmother got an experience Tuesday afternoon few other cruise passengers get, although they had to trade most of their cruise for it. They were hoisted from the bow of Norwegian Breakaway to a Coast Guard helicopter when the ship was 303 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland.
The video was shot from a Coast Guard HC130J fixed-wing aircraft which accompanied the helicopter to provide support.
The introductory title card in the video is incorrect. According to the Coast Guard correction, the ship was 303 miles off the coast of Ocean City MD at the time, which is nearing the limits of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.
The complete story appeared in the June 28 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Video courtesy of the US Coast Guard.