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Medevac in Kirkwall
The Kirkwall Lifeboat was requested to launch on July 17, 2017, at 1.20 a.m. by the Shetland Coastguard to go to assist with a medical case onboard the "Nebridean Princess". The lifeboat arrived on scene a few minutes later as the ship was at Rerwick Head heading for Kirkwall, where the crew transferred a casualty care team to assist the ships own medical crew. It was then decided to wait until the "Hebridean Princess" was alongside in Kirkwall to transfer the patient, as it would be safer and by this time the patient had been made comfortable in their cabin. Ambulance and Coastguard teams met the ship at Kirkwall pier and the patient was taken to the Balfour Hospital for further treatment. Kirkwall Lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service again just before 3 a.m.
Medevac in Oban Bay
The Oban RNLI lifeboat launched in the evening of Mar 21, 2016, to a medical emergency on board the "Hebridean Princess". The "Mora Edith Macdonald" was requested to launch on service at 10.09 p.m. to attend the ship which was at anchor in Oban Bay. The lifeboat had on board its own doctor along with two paramedics. Once the patient had been stabilised, he was transferred to the lifeboat and onto a waiting ambulance at the lifeboat's berth. The Oban lifeboat returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 11.20 p.m.
Medevac off South Devon
A Coastguard rescue helicopter carried out a medical transfer off South Devon in the morning of Aug 27, 2015, from the "Hebridean Princess", The Coastguard was called to airlift the passenger from the ship which was 12 miles east of Berry Head. The Coastguard helicopter was launched from Portland.Upload News