Vessel Diverts To Bermuda For Medical Aid

December 30, 2015

The Liberian bulk carrier ‘Hector’ made an unplanned stop in Bermuda on Monday [Dec 28] in order to obtain medical assistance for a crew member that had broken both legs in an accident.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “On Saturday, December 26 at 6.35pm, an email was received from the owners of the 41,101GRT Liberian registered bulk carrier ‘Hector’ reporting that a crew member had sustained two broken legs as a result of an accident while the vessel was on passage from Gibraltar to New Orleans, USA.

“Arrangements were made for the vessel to divert to Bermuda and she arrived at the pilot station at 0900 local time on Monday, December 28, whereupon the injured crewman was transferred to the Pilot/Rescue Boat ‘St. David’ and brought ashore to a waiting ambulance at Ordnance Island for onward transfer to King Edward Hospital for treatment.

“The ship resumed her voyage.”

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