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Lifeboat assists evacuation of cruise ship passenger


The St Mary's Lifeboat has assisted a medical evacuation from the cruise ship Marco Polo.

At 11.30am, the lifeboat was requested to launch and assist Coastguard Helicopter R924 in the evacuation of a casualty from the vessel, which was at anchor in St Mary's Roads.

St Mary's RNLI said: "On arrival the lifeboat placed two crewmen aboard the ship to help R924 in the setting up and high line transfer of the casualty and their companion."


The Coastguard helicopter then transferred the passenger to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

Around 680 passengers are visiting St Mary's and Tresco from the Marco Polo today.

The St Mary's Lifeboat's previous shout was on June 21st, when it was launched after the Coastguard at Falmouth received a 999 call from two people who had gone ashore in a Mirror Dinghy on Guthers, between St Martins and St Mary's.

Scilly Flowers, which is based at Churchtown Farm on St Martins, later posted on social media: "Huge thanks to all the Lifeboat crew for rescuing our staff and getting them to work only 30 minutes late. You are super stars!"

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