The Queen Mary 2 made a very brief visit to Halifax in the wee hours of this morning. A passenger was suffering from respiratory problems and had to be landed for treatment. The nature of the ailment precluded the use of a helicopter (thick fog probably didn't help either).
The ship took a pilot as usual and entered the inner harbour, and as soon as the passenger had been disembarked the Queen got underway again and returned to sea.
The ocean liner (as opposed to a cruise ship) then resumed its transatlantic voyage from New York to Southampton.
The Queen Mary 2 has made two scheduled visits to Halifax this year and is due again on August 10 and October 4.