Container Ship Made an Unexpected Stop to Save a Crew Member

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Container Ship Made an Unexpected Stop to Save a Crew Member

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Incident : Crew member injured.  Vessel Diverted to the nearest port.
Vessel involved : Containership  M/V Tabea
Enroute From Brazil to New York
Vessel Diverted to : Bermuda

On 27th  October 2015 at 1.02am, RCC Bermuda got an information from the United States Coastguard District 5 in Norfolk, Virginia that a Portuguese registered vessel M/V Tabea, wished to divert to Bermuda to transfer ashore an injured crew member.

The 900-foot container ship, en-route from Brazil to New York wanted medical assistance for a crew member suffering from a deep facial wound.  The ship was diverted to Bermuda where the 48-year-old Philippine national was transferred from the ship to the Pilot/Rescue Boat St David.  From the rescue boat, the injured was then transferred to an awaiting ambulance at Ordnance Island.

Source: Bernews

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