Volunteers from Marine Rescue Batemans Bay have collected a male worker from onboard the cruise ship Seabourn Odyssey and transported him to shore for medical treatment.
The Eurobodalla welcomed the Odyssey for her maiden visit to Batemans Bay on Friday (March 10).
Marine Rescue received a call for assistance from the cruise ship at 5.25pm on Friday after the man fell ill.
Rescue vessel Batemans Bay 30 was tasked to collect the Serbian national and transported him to the Town Wharf.
The man was treated at Batemans Bay Hospital.
Batemans Bay was the first stop on the itinerary with the ship that departed Sydney on Thursday (March 9) having 360 passengers and 335 crew onboard for a 13-day cruise, visiting Kangaroo Island and various ports in South Australia, Victoria and Edenon the Far South Coast before docking in Sydney on March 21.
Only 32 percent of passengers are Australian with 68 percent being international – mostly from USA.
The Seaborn Odyssey anchored in the waters off Batemans Bay from 9am Friday to allow guests to board tenders for a short trip to the floating pontoon on the Batemans Bay waterfront to watch a welcome to country and where a plaque was presented to the captain by Charles Stuart of the Batemans Bay Business Bay Chamber.
Image: Marine Rescue NSW