A video showed a helicopter slowly approaching the top deck of the ship and the emergency services pulling the woman on board with a winch. The patient was then flown to a hospital in the Sardinian capital Cagliari. The "Balmoral" was on the sea route towards Mahón on the Spanish island of Menorca, where it was expected on Wednesday.
Italy: the military rescues a German tourist from a cruise ship
The Italian military has taken a German tourist from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean because of serious health problems.