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Cruise ship detours to Bermuda for sick passenger

The Holland America Line cruise ship Rotterdam (Photograph supplied)

A cruise ship bound for the Azores made a detour to Bermuda this week after a passenger encountered medical difficulties.

According to a recent incident report, RCC Bermuda was contacted by the Holland America Line’s Rotterdam at around noon on Sunday.

The ship, which was sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Ponta Delgada, had diverted to the island to disembark a 75-year-old passenger to receive medical care.

“Late Monday afternoon the ship arrived offshore, and the patient was transferred to the pilot rescue boat St David along with a member of the ships medical team,” the report said.

“The patient was transferred to an ambulance at Ordnance Island along with the ships nurse allowing the cruise ship to continue her passage to the Azores.”

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Published April 18, 2024 at 7:15 am (Updated April 18, 2024 at 7:10 am)

Cruise ship detours to Bermuda for sick passenger

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