An Irish Coastguard helicopter airlifted a cruise passenger from MS Marco Polo cruise ship off the coast of Ireland.
R118 Sligo-based Coast Guard helicopter was called to the ship, after they received a call concerning a passenger who was "in need of urgent medical attention".
The early morning request from UK Maritime Coast Guard Agency was received by Malin Rescue Coordination Centre. The Coast Guard was asked to coordinate the operation.
The Department of Transport confirmed the rendezvous with the cruise vessel took place approx 190 mi west of Erris Head at about 08:30 am. Coast Guard helicopter then flew to University Hospital Galway.
For reports on other Marco Polo ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com