Stornoway Coastguard were called this morning (Friday August 31st) at 5.45am to help with the medical evacuation of a passenger on a cruise ship coming into Stornoway harbour.

The Stornoway Coastguard volunteer team were tasked to man the pontoon landing area, where a man was being brought ashore from the Hebridean Sky, on their own fast launch tender, with a medical emergency.

He was handed into the care of a Scottish Ambulance crew and taken onwards to Western Isles Hospital. The team were stood down by 6.10am.

Hebridean Sky is a cruise ship owned by London-based cruise company Noble Caledonia. As an ice-rated vessel she has operated as an expedition cruise ship in Antarctica and in the Arctic.

Pictures show the Stornoway Coastguard team and Ambulance crew on standby, with the Hebridean Sky coming in to Stornoway harbour.