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Passenger Medevaced from Sea Princess

By ,   February 24, 2019 ,   Accidents

A Brisbane woman who was believed to be suffering a serious brain bleed has been flown to a Queensland Hospital from a Princess Cruises ship about 138 kilometers (86 miles) north-east of Hamilton Island (QLD Australia).

RACQ CQ Rescue had to fly more than 1200 kilometers (746 miles) over ten hours to winch the 71-year-old female passenger, who was unconscious, from Sea Princess on Saturday, February 23.

The woman was taken to Townsville Hospital, reportedly in a critical condition.

Sea Princess cruise ship

The cruise ship was sailing back to Brisbane port with 1998 passengers onboard during a 14-day journey when the passenger became ill.

Due to weight restrictions, a rescue crewman, a doctor, and a critical care paramedic had to be winched down onto the ship's deck.

The patient was assessed and intubated prior to being flown to the hospital and arrived at about 6:00 p.m.

She remained in hospital on Sunday, February 24, in a serious but stable condition.

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