Passenger Taken Off Commodore Clipper Ferry by Lifeboat Due to Medical Emergency

By ,   October 6, 2018 ,   Accidents

A cruiseferry passenger has been taken off Commodore Clipper by lifeboat on Friday, October 5, after falling ill during a Channel Islands' crossing.

The Yarmouth lifeboat has transferred the traveler to a waiting ambulance following a medical emergency that was declared as the freight and passenger ferry left England's south coast.

The current condition of the yet-unidentified passenger is not known.

Commodore Clipper ferry

The shipowner Condor Ferries confirmed in a statement the "medical emergency on Commodore Clipper" en-route to Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey) from Portsmouth. The passenger (with pre-existing medical condition) had been attended to by ship's med team onboard and medical advice had recommended further treatment ashore.

Therefore, the Yarmouth lifeboat had been called to meet the vessel approx 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Isle of Wight and the man had been transferred.

For other Commodore Clipper ferry accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.