A passenger needing medevac from a cruise ship off the East coast of Isle of Wight (Cowes, England) prompted the launch of Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Lifeboat on Sunday, September 5.
Tamar-class lifeboat ‘Alfred Albert Williams’ was launched at 08:17 p.m. at the request of Solent Coastguard to medivac a male passenger from the Princess Cruises' ship Regal Princess that was located in the Nab Anchorage.
Conditions were benign so it did not take long for the volunteer lifeboat crew members to reach Regal Princess, with two crew transferred onboard in order to assess the situation.
The patient was suffering from anxiety and not feeling well. The man was transferred together with his wife and their luggage to Alfred Albert Williams and taken back to Offshore Boathouse.
Overnight accommodation was arranged for the couple in Ryde.
By 09:15 p.m. Bembridge Lifeboat was recovered.
For other Regal Princess accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.