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How to take a sick passenger off?

How to take a sick passenger off?

Seen from the deck of the RHAPSODY in Brunsbuttel Locks 31st July 07. Problem seemed to how to get a sick passenger from a cabin on a top deck safely down through the ship to take him off. See following slides for the answer. Jim.

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Nice series of shots Jim.
Why not lower the lifeboat to the embarkation deck/pilot door, load the patient and lower the boat to the rescue vessel/quay?
Have seen that method used many times to transfer patients from cruise ships and ferries in relatively unsheltered waters.
Seems that it would be less stressful for the patient, but not as good a view.
 

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