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The coastguard was alerted to the medical emergency on board the Stena Lagan in the early hours of (yesterday) morning, September 6.
Reports said the crew member had fallen ill on the Liverpool to Belfast ferry. The coastguard set up a medi-link call with a doctor and it was advised the crew member was evacuated from the ship.
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The Casa CN 235 - one of two operated by the Air Corps - diverted from its daily patrol to provide a communications relay in the operation to rescue an injured crewman from a Spanish fishing boat some 100 miles south of of Castletownbere.
The fisherman was airlifted by an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which at last report was taking him to medical attention in Cork.
The skipper of the fishing vessel Albelo Primero radioed the Irish Coast Guard's Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre on Wednesday night, reporting that a 33-year-old crewman had taken ill and required emergency medical attention.
The man was airlifted by coastguard helicopter to Cork Airport and transfered by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.
The Irish Times said his condition is not understood to be life-threatening.