CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER WITH ANXIETY EVACUATED BY LIFEBOAT

A passenger needing to be evacuated from a cruise ship off the East coast of the Isle of Wight prompted the launch of Bembridge RNLI’s All Weather Lifeboat earlier tonight (Sunday).

The ‘Alfred Albert Williams’ Tamar-class lifeboat was launched at 20:17 at the request of Solent Coastguard to medivac a male passenger from the Regal Princess that was located in the Nab Anchorage.

Conditions were very benign so it didn’t take long for the volunteer lifeboat crew to reach the Regal Princess, with 2 crew transferred onboard to assess the situation.

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The casualty was suffering from anxiety and not feeling well so was transferred with his wife and their luggage to the Alfred Albert Williams and taken back to the Offshore Boathouse.

Overnight accommodation has been arranged for the pair in Ryde.

Bembridge Lifeboat was recovered by 21:15.

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Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
2 months ago

That’s a new one…..?

BeingFrank
BeingFrank
2 months ago

Stay home and look at a screen and wait to die of old age if life is so ‘stressful’ as this selfish person ruins other normal people’s lives.

ian johnson
ian johnson
Reply to  BeingFrank
2 months ago

Well said; he is happy to put the lifeboat’s crews lives through this stress though-they could be needed to save lives instead of this-UNBELIEVABLE.

ian johnson
ian johnson
2 months ago

What a complete waste of time and resources-I really hope he is made to pay the full cost of all of this.

Anxious person.
Anxious person.
2 months ago

Severe anxiety can be crippling and disabling, but as someone who suffers from anxiety myself, I wouldn’t put myself through the stress of being on a cruise ship in the first place. But I guess people can be persuaded they need to try to do something like this to try and overcome it, but we don’t know if this man already was an anxiety sufferer or if it’s something that came on whilst he was on the ship. I wouldn’t want to condemn him too much because we don’t know what triggered it. If alcohol consumption or something I’d be less sympathetic.

 

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