Passenger medevaced from P&O UK's cruise ship Iona en route to Norway

   May 23, 2022 ,   Accidents

A Humber Coastguard helicopter was scrambled to the location of a P&O UK ship in the North Sea Sunday morning, May 22.

A Sikorsky S92 flew out of Humberside Airport off the coast of Norfolk to the location of P&O's cruise liner Iona.

At the time of the accident, the vessel was en route to Stavanger (Norway).

MS Iona has max passenger capacity 6264 and is sailing between Southampton (England UK) and Stavanger (Norway). The helicopter, which is operated by Bristow Helicopters on behalf of the Coastguard, is operating off the coast of Norfolk.

P&O Iona cruise ship

Humber Coastguard clarified the nature of the helicopter call-out to MS Iona.

According to a Humber Coastguard spokeswoman, a passenger had needed to be evacuated "due to a medical issue."

For more P&O Iona incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.