Brief stop: An electrician for Israel-bound SD Victory was due to be taken off the ship Tuesday night. *Photo by Peter Karberg
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7: An electrician was due to be evacuated from a passing ship last night after injuring his leg.
The crewman hurt himself while conducting duties on board the bulk carrier SD Victory.
The bright red and black vessel left Lake Charles in Louisiana last week bound for Ashdod in Israel.
But she was forced to divert into Bermuda so the electrician could be brought ashore for medical treatment.
The pilot boat was scheduled to rendezvous with the carrier off St David’s at around 9pm last night.
The SD Victory was expected to continue her voyage to the Middle East, once the engineer had been lifted off the ship.
Meanwhile, earlier this week Dockyard played host to the first cruise arrival of the year.
Just over a thousand visitors arrived at the West End on Sunday afternoon from New York.
It was the first and the last visit for the Artania to Bermuda in 2012.
She left at dawn on Monday bound for the Dominican Republic.
Elsewhere, an incoming front of bad weather is making things difficult for the tanker Mount Green.
She was due to come alongside in Dockyard yesterday evening to supply fuel for Rubis.
And if the weather holds she will head west to the Oil Docks in St George’s tomorrow to replenish Esso’s stocks.
Finally the Somers Isles will head back west to Florida today, and will be replaced by the Bermuda Islander in Hamilton tomorrow morning.