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British Passenger Rescued from Saga Cruises Ship After Falling Ill

By ,   November 24, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

A 75-year-old British passenger was evacuated by the coastguard of Portugal from a small Saga Cruises ship about 3.7 kilometres off Algarve coast, after he fell ill during the voyage.

The vessel was sailing off Algarve coast, when the alarm was raised that the passenger was suffering health problems.

Portimao Maritime Police were contacted at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, November 24, to alert them to the medical accident aboard Saga Pearl II.

Ferragudo lifeboat set off from its station for the cruise ship.

Saga Pearl II cruise ship

According to the Maritime Police, the 75-year-old British man, while conscious and stable, had been suffering from chronic illness requiring specialised medical care.

The traveler and two companions were recovered from the ship and brought back to land. They arrived to the station in Ferragudo, Lagoa at around 2:00 p.m. where an ambulance belonging to Lagoa fire-fighters was waiting.

The British tourist was transported to Portimao Hospital for treatment.

For other Saga Pearl II accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.