Injured Seafarer Evacuated from Bulker off South Africa

South African authorities evacuated an injured crewmember from the bulk carrier Cape Enterprise, operated by Japan’s K Line, on October 26.

The 24-year-old crewman was suffering from an injured left thumb and the ship’s Master, in communications with Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and a Government Health EMS duty doctor, concluded that it was necessary for the crewman to be evacuated for further treatment.

In the afternoon hours the same day, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Mykonos duty crew rendezvoused with the bulker 8 nautical miles off the shore of St Helena Bay.

The injured man was transferred onto the sea rescue craft and brought to shore in rough seas with 3 to 4 meter choppy sea swells.

At the time the 185,909 dwt Cape Enterprise was heading towards St Helena Bay. AIS data provided by Marine Traffic indicates that the 2003-built ship is currently in the St Helena Bay anchorage.

 

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