Cruise ship stops in Albany for medical emergency

Jessica Cuthbert and Saskia AdystiAlbany Advertiser

One of the largest cruise ships in the world ‘MS Ovation of the Seas’ made an emergency stop in Albany this afternoon.

The ship made the unscheduled stop in the King George Sound.

The RAC rescue helicopter attended the scene for a medical emergency.

St John Ambulance regional manger Cassandra Hughes said the patient was treated on-board the ship.

“The patient was treated on-board by paramedics and the rescue helicopter dispatched the patient who was transported to a hospital,” she said.

It has not been confirmed if the patient was a passenger on board or a crew member.

Southern Ports Authority spokesperson said the ship was granted the request to make the emergency stop in Albany at approximately 3.30pm.

The ship left the sound around 4.30pm.

The Ovation of the Seas is a one way cruise from Singapore to Sydney.

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