Cruise ship headed to Seattle detours to Telegraph Cove

Tug brings woman passenger to Telegraph Cove where she is me by BC Ambulance

A woman off the cruise ship MS Westerdam steps off a tugboat at Telegraph Cove today

There was a rescue on the high seas today in Telegraph Cove.

The Holland America cruise liner MS Westerdam, on her way from Ketchikan, Alaska to Seattle, detoured north in Johnstone Strait on Sept. 22 to Telegraph Cove, says resident Roy Preshaw.

Westerdam stabilized off the cove, while the tugboat ‘Rapid Providour’ ferried an unnamed passenger, and two companions, with a medical emergency to shore, where she was met by BC Ambulance personnel.

“The woman was able to walk off the tug with some assistance, but seemed to have little interest in enjoying the sights of the Cove. A nurse from the ship accompanied the woman, but refused to give any details of her condition,” Preshaw said.

The MS Westerdam can hold 1,916 passengers and has a crew of 817 crew. By comparison, Telegraph Cove has six residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holland America cruise liner MS Westerdam, on her way from Ketchikan, Alaska to Seattle, detoured north in Johnstone Strait on Sept. 22 to Telegraph Cove. Roy Preshaw Photo