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Passenger Medevaced From P&O Ventura

By ,   March 12, 2018 ,   Accidents

Galician search & rescue company, Helimer 401, has medecaved a passenger from P&O CruisesVentura, after flying from La Coruna, North West Spain. 

In the middle of a storm, late evening on March 10 (Saturday) P&O Ventura requested medical evacuation of a sick traveler. At the time of accident, the vessel was over 500 km from the Spanish search & rescue zone.

P&O Ventura cruise ship

The Ventura ship was requested to divert to a meeting point at SAR limit. Helimer 401 helicopter crew flew about 100 miles, with winds of over 100 km, at night in the storm, to the meeting point and hoisted the passenger.

The rescue helicopter then flew to A Coruna airport in Galicia, and an ambulance took the patient to the hospital.  

For other P&O Ventura accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.