An ill crewmember has been evacuated from a bulk carrier some 15 miles from the Port of Piriápolis, the National Navy of Uruguay (Armada Nacional Uruguay) informed.
At around 7:00 P.M. on February 19, the search and rescue team of the navy received a notification from the operator of Annika N that the crew member suffered a heart condition and suffocation.
The navy sent the replenishment ship General Artigas to the scene to medevac the crewman.
The navy ship headed towards Punta del Este where the seafarer was further transported to the hospital.
At the time of the incident, the 56,000 dwt Annika N was en route from the Port of Sao Francisco do Sul in Brazil to the Port of Rosario, Argentina, VesselsValue’s data shows.
The Supramax vessel is operated by Greece-based Nomikos AM.
World Maritime News Staff