The ‘Convictus Maximus’ — a 42 foot sloop with six persons onboard — returned to Bermuda on Friday [June 29] to drop off an injured female crew member.
The sloop brought the crew member to Ordnance Island in St George’s at approximately 11.45am where the injured lady was taken by ambulance to King Edward’s Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The boat had recently left the island after taking part in the 2012 Newport to Bermuda Race, and was located 230 miles northwest of Bermuda when the 55-year-old female crew member fell and sustained injuries.
The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said that the U.S. Coast Guard advised them that the female crewperson on the Yacht sustained several injuries in a fall, and needed urgent medical attention.
The Motor Tanker SKS SATILLA was contacted by the U.S. Coast Guard and asked to divert to evacuate the injured person but upon arrival to assist, the yacht’s crew declined the transfer due to 5 metre seas which rendered the transfer unsafe.
The yacht remained in periodic contact with Bermuda Radio as it continued towards Bermuda racing against the onset of deteriorating weather conditions associated with post-tropical deptression Debby.
‘Convictus Maximus’ crew guided the yacht safely into St. George’s Harbour, following the directions of the Pilot / Rescue Vessel St. David, and the injured lady was taken by ambulance to King Edward’s Memorial Hospital for treatment.
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