Cargo ship Master fell ill, medevaced by helicopter, Balearic sea

General cargo ship MY MELODY on Jan 27 requested urgent medical assistance to ship’s Master, in Balearic sea some 80 nm NE of Menorca, Spain. The ship was en route from Italy to Tarragona Spain. Captain was medevaced by helicopter and transferred to hospital. 48-year old Captain, of Turkish nationality, felt bad, and it was decided, that he was in need of immediate hospitalization.
General cargo ship MY MELODY, IMO 9006382, dwt 3713, built 1994, flag Antigua, manager MORA DENIZCILIK TICARET LTD.



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