Medical emergency on cruise ship

Cruise ships in port at Tauranga. File photo.

A cruise ship was forced to take a detour last night due to an on-board medical emergency.

The Pacific Pearl was on its second evening of a three-night cruise out of Auckland, but was diverted to Tauranga when a 50-year-old man on board began suffering from a medical condition that required treatment.

An ambulance was reportedly waiting for the patient on arrival.

The Port of Tauranga cruise schedule shows the Pacific Pearl arrived at 7.15pm and departed at 8.45pm the same night.

It is due to return to Auckland on March 13.



1 Comment

HMMMM!

Posted on 12-03-2017 12:47 | By astex

Hate to ask the obvious but do these large cruise ships not have a helipad for emergencies. Much time and effort would be saved.

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