Sick Crew Member, Container Ship Diverts

May 1, 2017

The ‘M/V ECLIPS’ container ship — which was traveling from New York to Turkey — diverted to Bermuda to disembark an ill crew member early this morning.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “At 5:24pm Sunday 30th April the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre was contacted by a local shipping agent reporting that the 10384 GRT Marshall Islands Container vessel ‘M/V ECLIPS’, was inbound to Bermuda to disembark an ill crew member.

“At 1:24am, Monday 1st May, the 38-year-old Turkish national was successfully landed ashore via pilot boat ‘St. David’, and taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. M/V ECLIPS originally on route from New York to Aliaga, Turkey, continued on to its original next port of call.”

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