Injured Crew Member Transferred To Bermuda

May 12, 2022

On Saturday [May 7], an Argentinian crew member on a catamaran – that was traveling from Miami to the Azores — was transported to Bermuda after suffering a head injury as a result of a fall while working on the vessel’s mast.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday 7th May, 1:40pm – RCC Norfolk advises that a crewmember aboard the Panamanian registered sailing catamaran Clara Maris located 230 miles west southwest of Bermuda has suffered a head injury as a result of a fall while working on the vessel’s mast. The 75 foot sailing catamaran with 4 crew is enroute from Miami, Florida to Horta in the Azores.

“RCC Norfolk continue with medical assessment efforts while RCC Bermuda commences urgency broadcasts for other vessels in the vicinity able to assist. The 56 meter British sailing ketch Fidelis is located nearby and takes the injured Argentinian crewman and another crewmember onboard from the Clara Maris before making best speed for Bermuda.

“The patient’s condition is monitored by a US Coast Guard flight surgeon and is fortunately found to be stable. Patient condition reports and arrival logistics are coordinated by BMOC with King Edward Hospital Emergency Department and the crewman is landed ashore at Ordnance Island to an awaiting ambulance at noonday on May 8th.”

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