Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship crew medevaced after suffering heart attack

   December 14, 2020 ,   Accidents

A male crew from Marella Cruises UK's ship Marella Explorer 2 (currently anchored in Tor Bay, off Devon England) was transferred ashore via one of the ship’s lifeboats after suffering a heart attack. With the assistance of an RNLI lifeboat, the man was taken to Torquay and ambulanced to Torbay Hospital.

According to lifeboat station RNLI Torbay, the volunteer crew had been called out at just after midday, December 13, to Marella Explorer 2 - one of the ships anchored in the bay - in order to assist in the medical evacuation of one of the liner’s crew members who was suspected of having had a heart attack.

Marella Explorer 2 is one of several ships at anchor in the Torbay in recent months as cruise companies keep their vessels in sheltered locations before restarting voyages after the COVID lockdown.

Two other ships of HAL-Holland America Line - ms Volendam and ms Zaandam - were also in the bay at the weekend, with Marella Explorer (sistership) also arriving over the weekend.

For more Marella Explorer 2 accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.