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The Titanic Memorial Cruise from south England to New York hit a hurdle after a medical emergency forced the ship to turn back and airlift the guest to safety.
The identity and ailment of the passenger has not been revealed.
Organisers of the sea-bound event were working with the Irish coastguard to arrange air assistance for the guest.
“The ship is turning around and heading approximately 20 nautical miles east to bring it nearer to the coast and within reach of a helicopter.
“Once the guest is off the ship for medical treatment the cruise will resume as scheduled,” organisers said.
The cruise runs for 12 days as a recreation of the route the Titanic sailed on its maiden voyage.
Period-appropriate meals, music and dress have been adapted by passengers and crew to further enhance the experience of the journey.
On 14 and 15 April two special memorials will take place at the sight of the Titanic’s iceberg crash and sinking location respectively.
The ship is carrying 1,309 passengers, including some relatives of the more than 1,500 Titanic passengers who died in the tragic disaster 100 years ago.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T