A Filipino medevac was brought to Tristan for treatment from the bulk carrier MV Quintana Gayle on 8th April 2017

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Patient evacuated to Tristan from bulk carrier

MV Quintana Gayle evacuates patient to Camogli Hospital
Report and photos from Tristan Administrator Sean Burns on 8th April 2017

View from Calshot Harbour showing the giant bulk carrier Quintana Gayle off shore
with the Tristan RIB Arctic Tern approaching the harbour entrance.

Tristan was contacted by the operators of the 106,368 gt bulk carrier MV Quintana Gayle as they had a sick crew member on board. The vessel had departed the Brazilian port of Itaguai, near Rio de Janeiro, on 2nd April and arrived during the afternoon of Saturday 8th April. The RIB Arctic Tern (crewed by Trevor, Julian, George and Riaan) went out to get the Filipino man. The very large ship is 299.76 metres long and as she also had a deep draft (20 metres plus) she stayed quite a way off.

Arctic Tern approaches Calshot Harbour with the Medevac from the Quintane Gayle aboard
with the 1961 lava flow and Big Point visible behind.

Patient transfer was successfully completed and he is now being looked at by the doctor. The ship is carrying iron ore and soon departed for her final destination of Singapore where she is expected to arrive on 2nd May. Once he is declared fit, the crew member will either depart on a scheduled sailing, or more likely on a passing bulk carrier. MV Quintana Gayle is the largest of 14 vessels operated by Quintana Shipping, which is a Marshall Islands registered company that was formed in October 2010.