A crew from one of the anchored at Torbay England UK cruise liners has been brought ashore for medical treatment after being taken ill onboard.
Coastguards from Torbay Rescue Team had been called out Wednesday morning, March 3, at 11:10 am to help with the medevac of a male crew from the TUI-owned ship Marella Explorer which is currently at anchor in Tor Bay.
According to a Coastguard spokesman, the casualty had fallen ill on the ship and required a transfer to a land hospital for further check-ups. The Marella cruise ship had deployed a tender boat with crew and a nurse, and the coastguard had met them alongside the ferry pontoon at Torquay Harbour with ambulance staff.
The spokesperson added they had "assisted with the transfer from the tender to the awaiting ambulance.”
Marella Explorer is one of several vessels spending lockdown at anchor in Torbay. The ships are seeing out the Coronavirus/COVID lockdown off South Devon awaiting the lifting of restrictions that will allow cruises to start again.
Normally, Marella Explorer has 909 crew but is at anchor with a skeleton crew.
For more Marella Explorer 2 accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.