Large emergency service response at Edinburgh's Newhaven Harbour after reports of unwell cruise ship passenger

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A heavy emergency service presence is currently in place at Newhaven Harbour after reports of a passenger on a docking cruise ship being ill.

UPDATE: Passenger in his 20s confirmed dead on cruise ship off Newhaven

A large emergency response is at the scene at Newhaven Harbour

A large emergency response is at the scene at Newhaven Harbour

The Norwegian Getaway cruise ship was due to dock at Newhaven Quays this morning (Tuesday).

However, as the boat arrived towards the shore, a large emergency response appeared including numerous ambulance services.

Incident response units, the Risk and Resilience Department and police officers are known to be at the scene.

Police Scotland told the Edinburgh Evening News that the response was due to a person being taken unwell on board the cruise ship, which has a capacity of 3,969 and a crew of 1,640.

A large emergency response is at the scene at Newhaven Harbour

A large emergency response is at the scene at Newhaven Harbour

A spokesperson said: "Police were called to Newhaven Harbour at Newhaven Quays at 9.30am today by the ambulance service to reports of a person unwell on-board the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship."

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A spokesperson for Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call today to attend an incident in Newhaven. We dispatched our special operations team and one ambulance to the scene.”

The boat is too large to dock and requires tender boats to be sent out to bring passengers back to shore.

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