Sailor taken off bulk carrier
An officer suffering from suspected appendicitis on board a bulk carrier sailing from Russia to the US was successfully disembarked for medical attention last night.
The 20,659 ton bulk carrier Federal Yukon was en route from St Petersburg to Mississippi carrying fertiliser when she diverted to Bermuda so that medical attention could be sought for the 27-year-old Indian navigating officer.
Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said the vessel arrived off the East End just after 11pm. After the crewman was examined by a doctor, he was dispatched to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
The Federal Yukon continued her voyage, departing from Bermuda at 11.27pm.
The patient is reported to be stable and comfortable at KEMH and doctors are awaiting results of further tests.