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Ill crew member causes tanker diversion

A Filipino crew member aboard the Corvette tanker was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital yesterday after falling ill.

The 48,060-tonne vessel was en route from the Bahamas to Tarragona, Spain, when it diverted from a position 64 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, allowing the patient to disembark.

The Filipino man had been suffering from severe bouts of coughing, and showed no sign of improvement after being given medicine on-board and medical advice from ashore.

Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a call from Meyer Shipping Agency at 1.30pm. Shortly after 6pm, the patient was transferred on the St David pilot boat to Ordnance Island, and taken via ambulance to hospital.

The Corvette tanker was forced to divert to Bermuda with its ill crew member (Photograph supplied)

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Published September 21, 2016 at 11:07 am (Updated September 21, 2016 at 11:07 am)

Ill crew member causes tanker diversion

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