Cruise ship diverted to Bermuda after elderly passenger fractures wrist

Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017

VeendamA cruise vessel named ‘Veendam’ had to be diverted to Bermuda last weekend in order to help a 71-year-old passenger disembark.

 

The passenger had actually fractured her wrist after a fall inside the cruise.

 

A spokesperson of Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre mentioned that RCC Bermuda suddenly received a call from the local ship agent who advised them that a cruise vessel named Veendam was diverting to Bermuda to disembark a 71-year-old passenger who had ended up injuring her wrist quite badly.

 

He went on to add that Veendam was en route from Fort Lauderdale, Florida that was bound for Horta, Azores.

 

It was due off the east end of Bermuda early Sunday evening.

 

Around 10.16 p.m., that is 22nd of October, the patient was successfully taken ashore by a pilot boat ‘Sr. David’ for an onward transfer by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

 

A cruise ship had made an emergency detour to the island when suddenly a 71-year-old passenger who was injured on board.

 

The injured lady was transferred safely to land by pilot boat and then taken by ambulance for Bermuda that arrived on Sunday night. Veendam belongs to the Holland America Lines and occasionally visits the island and has already visited it about six times this year.

 

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