A man, who suffered a stroke while on board a ship sailing about 30 nautical miles west of Cape São Vicente, was rescued by the Portuguese Navy this Monday, 18 April.
According to the Navy, the alert was received around 8:30 am.
An Air Force EH-101 helicopter was deployed to the site to transport the man.
The passenger was transported to Figo Maduro airport in Lisbon, where an ambulance was waiting.
The patient was assisted at the scene and later taken to a hospital.