Sunday, July 22, 2012
A sailor who took ill on board a cargo ship on the high seas has died after the vessel diverted to Bermuda to get him hospital treatment. The 52-year-old, who has not been identified, was a crewman on board the 21,000 ton Panamanian-registered, Japanese-owned Star Lily, which left Houston, Texas, last week.
The man became ill on board and the ship headed for Bermuda on Friday. But he died shortly afterwards. The ship will continue to Bermuda to allow the remains of their shipmate to be repatriated. It is expected to arrive early tomorrow morning.