Master of bulk carrier hospitalized after fall, Richards Bay

NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) reported medevac of a Master of bulk carrier at Richards Bay, South Africa, on Feb 13. Master suffered a traumatic injury in a fall, and was in serious condition. Bulk carrier was approaching Richards Bay and was met by NSRI team at sea, to prepare Master for evacuation. He was disembarked and transferred to ambulance in port. Bulk carrier wasn’t identified, but judging from NSRI photos and track, it’s bulk carrier BITTERN, arriving at Richards Bay from Mombasa Kenya on Feb 13. The ship presently, is berthed at Richards Bay.
Bulk carrier BITTERN, IMO 9441269, dwt 57809, built 2009, flag Marshall Islands, manager EAGLE SHIPPING INTL USA LLC.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.