Crewmember Falls Overboard: Ship Diverts

June 29, 2011

At approximately 6:00pm this evening [June 29], the pilot boat St. George transported an injured crew member from the car ship M/V Green Lake to an awaiting ambulance at Ordnance Island.

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We unofficially understand that sometime yesterday the 54 year old crew member was working on the ship when a ladder he was on broke, throwing him over the side of the ship.

A life ring and smoke flare were deployed from the moving ship as it slowed to return to the fallen crew member. After locating the smoking flare, a search commenced and the man was found in the area.

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A Bermuda Radio spokesman said that approximately 8:05pm yesterday [June 28], Bermuda Radio received a call from the local agents representing the 57,623 gross tonne vehicle carrier M/V Green Lake stating that the ship was diverting to Bermuda to drop off an injured crew member.

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The 54 year old American man had sustained injuries to his ribs, possibly his collar bone and heavy bruising. At 2:29pm today [June 29] the vessel rendezvoused with the pilot cutter ‘St. George’ at the deep drought position approximately 3.1 nautical miles east of St.David’s Lighthouse where the transfer took place.

Once onshore at Ordnance Island in St George’s, the patient was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, while M/V Green Lake continued on her voyage from Rota, Spain to Beaumont, Texas USA.

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