Video: Bulk Carrier Diverts For Injured Captain

February 2, 2015

[Updated with video] The Swiss flagged bulk carrier Aargau diverted to the island tonight [Feb 2] to disembark the captain who had sustained injuries after a fall.

The Pilot boat St David rendezvoused with the ship at approximately 8.35pm off the east end of the island where crew members transferred and transported the injured man to Ordnance Island where an awaiting ambulance transported him to hospital.

Ship Aargau Medical Transfer Bermuda, February 2 2015-1

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, ” A satellite call was received at 4.30am this morning reporting the ship’s captain, a 51 year old Croation man, had sustained a broken arm and back injuries after a fall. The ship was 175 miles away when they diverted to the island.

Ship Aargau Medical Transfer Bermuda, February 2 2015-2

“Pilot boat St David attended the ship off the east end of the island where crew members performed a stretcher transfer at 8.35pm and transported the injured man to Ordnance Island.

“The St David arrived in St George’s at 9.20pm and transferred the man to an awaiting ambulance. The ship was on its way from Lake Charles, USA and after the transfer continued on its way to Foynes in the Republic of Ireland.”

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  1. dam says:

    We should be pros at sea rescue by now.

  2. St. D says:

    Our Bermudian professionals are there year round … can you imagine transferring a sick seaman on a stretcher at sea? Hats off to you gentlemen.