The passenger ferry MV Loch Seaforth was met by emergency crews in Stornoway yesterday (Monday June 24th) after a passenger was taken ill during the crossing from Ullapool.

Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team and a crew from Scottish Ambulance were waiting on the pier as the Loch Seaforth docked at lunchtime, following an emergency call from the skipper to Coastguard operations staff at 12.40pm.

A 61-year-old man had been suffering from chest pains during the crossing, and was assisted from the ferry to the ambulance by CRT volunteers. From there Scottish Ambulance transferred the man to Western Isles Hospital for examination.