Kirkwall Lifeboat has been requested to launch at 1:20 a.m. today by Shetland Coastguard in order to assist with a medical case on Hebridean Princess.
The lifeboat has arrived a few minutes later as the cruise ship was at Rerwick Head sailing towards Kirkwall, where the crew transferred casualty care team to assist the ship's medical crew.
Then it was decided to wait until the Hebridean Princess ship was alongside in Kirkwall to transfer the passenger.
The ship was met at Kirkwall pier by ambulance and Coastguard teams and the passenger was taken for further treatment to the Balfour Hospital.
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