About 8pm last night, the US Coast Guard received a call from Carnival Inspiration requesting assistance. A 37-year-old woman, who was a crew member aboard the ship, was suffering from "anemic-attack-like symptoms" and needed to be taken to a shoreside medical facility.
The Coast Guard dispatched an HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from their air station in Clearwater, Florida. It arrived on the scene about 8:45pm and lowered a rescue diver to the ship. They hoisted the woman and the diver back to the helicopter, and she was routinely taken to a Tampa hospital by 9:30pm.
Carnival Inspiration had just left from Tampa earlier in the evening (October 5, 2009) as it was departing on a 5-night cruise to Cozumel.