Cruise ship emergency sees chopper tasked off coast
THE Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has winched a medical team onto the Carnival Spirit to respond to an emergency situation involving a cruiseline passenger.
The cruise ship is currently located 40-nautical miles east of Coffs Harbour.
The patient is reported to be a 70-year-old male suffering a medical condition.
"The helicopter has returned and landed at Coffs Harbour waiting for the confirmation to return to winch patient and medical team from the Carnival Spirit," a Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said.