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Ship diverts to island for medical emergency

A bulk carrier turned towards the island after two crew members ran into medical problems.

According to the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, notification was received on Tuesday that the Hong Kong registered SFL Medway was to disembark two crew members.

One crew member on the vessel, which had been travelling to Alabama from Gibraltar, reportedly suffered a head injury, while the second had “fever-like symptoms”.

“Following medical advice from shore and continued treatment on-board, the vessel was advised to make best speed towards Bermuda,” a spokesman said.

Both patients will be disembarked by pilot boat St George's this afternoon, and taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

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Published February 23, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 23, 2017 at 7:11 am)

Ship diverts to island for medical emergency

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