GIBRALTAR PORT AUTHORITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION PROCEDURE

Yesterday 1st November 2015 at 2000hrs the passenger liner Norwegian Jade requested an emergency evacuation of a 72 year old passenger who was choking. The vessel was 8 miles from Gibraltar at the time of the call.

The Gibraltar Port Authority duty officer immediately initiated the Emergency Medical Evacuation procedure and the paramedics were informed.

The vessel was brought into the Bay and the passenger was successfully transferred to St. Bernard's Hospital.

The Minister with responsibility for the Port, The Hon Paul Balban would like to convey his thanks on behalf of HM Government of Gibraltar to those members of the Gibraltar Port Authority and the Ambulance crew for their professionalism in dealing with this emergency.