Tanker Vessel Diverts For Sick Crew Member

February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A crew member from a tanker ship — that was traveling from  Gibraltar to Houston – was brought to Bermuda due to suspected appendicitis.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received an email from the Malta registered Tanker Botafogo the vessel was on passage from Gibraltar to Houston and has a crew member with a suspected appendicitis unfortunately, the ETA to Bermuda was not until Saturday afternoon.

“RCC Bermuda liaised with RCC Norfolk and it was considered acceptable for the vessel to proceed to Bermuda, the patient was transferred by Pilot boat to an ambulance at Ordnance Island at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon.“

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