BMOC Arranges Emergency Medical Transfer

February 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] coordinated a transfer for an elderly passenger experiencing breathing difficulties aboard the P&O cruise ship Ventura.

A BMOC spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a satellite telephone call from the Bermuda registered P&O cruise ship Ventura, which was on a transatlantic crossing from La Coruna, Spain to Freeport, Bahamas.

“The ship advised that an elderly male passenger required urgent medical assistance ashore, highlighting breathing difficulties being experienced by the gentleman. BMOC liaised with medical staff at KEMH, and a Medico transfer was arranged to take place at first light on Wednesday 21st February in the vicinity of the Sea Buoy at the East End.

“Given the weather conditions experienced offshore, the Ventura proceeded into Murray’s Anchorage, where the patient was transferred by the pilot/rescue boat St David ashore to Ordnance Island. Escorted by a member of medical staff off the cruise ship, the patient was then taken by ambulance to KEMH. A short while later, the Ventura continued on passage best speed to the Caribbean.”

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