Two Ships Divert Due To Injured Crew Members

July 10, 2019 | 4 Comments

One ship diverted to Bermuda to disembark a crew member who had suffered severe hand injuries onboard the vessel due to frostbite, while another ship also diverted to Bermuda to disembark a crew member had a severe finger injury.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Tuesday 9th July, 2:50pm – Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received an e-mail from the Liberian registered Gaschem Orca in a position approximately 300nm west of Bermuda, on passage from Houston, Texas to Teesport, UK.

“The ship diverted to Bermuda to disembark a 42-year-old Filipino national crew member who had suffered severe hand injuries onboard the vessel due to frostbite. The Master of Gaschem Orca was given medical advice, and the patient was safely transferred to the pilot/rescue boat St David at 9:20 am on Wednesday 10th July and was subsequently transferred to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by Ambulance.

“Friday 5th July, 4:00pm – BMOC received an e-mail from the Liberian Registered Bulk Carrier Pollux in a position approximately 700nm east of Bermuda, on passage from Gibraltar to Corpus Christi, USA.

“The ship diverted to Bermuda to disembark a 44-year-old, Filipino National Crew Member, who had suffered an accident causing a severe finger injury onboard the vessel.

“The Master of Pollux was given medical advice by Roma, and the patient was safely transferred to the pilot/rescue boat St David at 9:15 pm on Sunday 7th July, and was subsequently transferred to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by Ambulance.”

Share via email

Read More About

Category: All, News

Comments (4)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Kathy says:

    Frostbite???

  2. Real Deal says:

    Bermuda could be a crew swap destination so that they can work the ships more for long journeys. less stress on the crew. it will be good solution at less until the automated cruising ships flood the market

Leave a Reply