Crew Member Breaks Collarbone, Boat Diverts

May 17, 2017

Due to a female crew member sustaining a broken collarbone, the Danish vessel Svanen diverted to Bermuda, and the crew member was brought to the island to receive medical care.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Friday 12th May, 06:28am. RCC Bermuda receives a call from JRCC Denmark to advise that a female crew member on board the Danish Sail Training vessel Svanen had sustained a broken collarbone in position 450 miles East of Bermuda.

“A Danish medical advisor requested that the patient be evacuated to the nearest port, Bermuda and the Liberian registered Chemical tanker, Stolt Sequoia, en route from Antwerp, Belgium to Baton Rouge, USA was tasked to rendezvous with the sailing vessel.

“The merchant vessel arrived on scene with the Svanen at on Friday 12th May and a successful transfer of the patient was undertaken. The Stolt Sequoia then proceeded to Bermuda, where it arrived off the East End at on Sunday, 14th May.

“The patient was transferred to the pilot/rescue vessel St. David and transported to Ordnance Island for onward transfer to King Edward VII Memorial hospital by ambulance for treatment whereupon the Stolt Sequoia resumed on passage to Baton Rouge”

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