Bembridge RNLI lifeboat is evacuating an injured crew member from a large roll on-roll off cargo ship that is at anchor off Sandown Bay this morning (Monday).
The All Weather Lifeboat was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard at around 09:40 following reports from the vessel ‘Eddystone’ that a crew member had been injured in an accident overnight and needed hospital treatment.
Volunteers on board the Tamar-class lifeboat arrived on scene at around 10:00 and have worked swiftly to transfer the patient from the 193m cargo ship to the much smaller 16m lifeboat.
Bembridge Lifeboat is now motoring at best speed to Portsmouth Harbour where the individual will be transferred to an awaiting ambulance and onwards to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.
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