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

Just Posted

Memorial gazebo to honour logging history in Woss

WFP and TimberWest have provided donations to the project

Port Hardy Fire Rescue holds house fire demo at Wakas Hall

Officer Justin Reusch, who is in charge of training for the department, put the demo together.

RDMW concerned over San Jo Main road closures

The San Josef Main Forest Service Road is scheduled for upgrades this summer

North Island students release salmon fry

180 students from kindergarten to grade seven partipcated in the program

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canadian cities hold March for our Lives events in wake of Florida shooting

Hundreds of people support the massive March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in B.C. before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Most Read