MAERSK NIJMEGEN Captain medevac, Azores
Container ship MAERSK NIJMEGEN requested medical assistance to Captain on Feb 18, some 300 nm northeast of Terceira island, Azores. Vessel, which was en route from Antwerp to Cartagena, Colombia, changed course and headed for Ponta Delgada. Captain was airlifted by helicopter and transported to hospital in Ponta Delgada. Later that day he was released from hospital and understood to return to vessel, in the evening Feb 18. Vessel resumed voyage.