An elderly woman has been airlifted from a luxury cruise liner off the coast of Kerry yesterday afternoon, November 19, after a medical emergency.
Rescue Helicopter 115 was dispatched and took the passenger to Limerick University Hospital where her condition was said to be “serious but stable”.
At the time of accident, the cruise ship was sailing around 90 kilometres southwest of Fastnet Rock, Co Cork during the 2nd day of a westbound Transatlantic crossing, when the call was received.
It prompted the vessel to alter the course of its cruise for a period of time in order to accommodate the helicopter's arrival.
The woman is understood to be from Australia. She was transported to the hospital alone.
For other Queen Mary II accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.