A 66 year old woman was airlifted from Princess Cruises, Sea Princess, this morning after developing a renal condition on board.
The ship was approximately 86 nautical miles off the coast of Hamilton Island and a RACQ CQ Helicopter was tasked to winch the woman from the ship and was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital at around 8am local time.
Sea Princess was two days into a 10 day cruise from Brisbane to Papaua New Guinea when the passenger took ill.
It is understood the woman is in a stable condition in hospital, whilst Sea Princess is continuing on her cruise.
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