Passenger Medevaced from CMV Magellan

By ,   August 31, 2018 ,   Accidents

A male cruise passenger onboard a Cruise & Maritime Voyages ship in the Outer Hebrides has been airlifted from the vessel after suffering with heart problems.

The man was onboard the 46,052 GT holiday-class ship Magellan east of Barra Island when he was struck down by the illness.

The cruiser was on its 2nd day of a 9-day British Isles Discovery Cruise at the time of accident.

HM Coastguard received a call from the ship at around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, requesting urgent assistance in order to transfer the injured passenger to hospital. Stornoway Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was launched to the scene and transferred the patient to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. His condition is currently unknown.

CMV Magellan cruise ship

CMV Magellan is continuing its cruise to ports Portree, Kirkwall, Honfleur, Guernsey and Isles of Scilly prior to returning to Dublin.

For other Magellan accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.