Anthem Diverts Due To Sick Cruise Passenger

February 8, 2018

On Tuesday [Feb 6] the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship – which was traveling from St. Kitts to New Jersey – diverted to Bermuda to disembark a 71-year-old male passenger in need of medical treatment.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Tuesday 6th February, 6:23pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by the ships agent for MS Anthem of the Seas, reporting that vessel is diverting to Bermuda for medical disembarkation of a 71-year-old male passenger.

“MS Anthem of the Seas, on route from Basseterre, St. Kitts to Bayonne, New Jersey, was due off the east end of Bermuda Wednesday afternoon, when patient and ships medical team would transfer ashore.

“At 4:23pm, Wednesday 7th February, the patient was successfully landed ashore by pilot boat ‘St. David’ and taken via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.”

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