Russian Chief Engineer suffered heart attack, airlifted to hospital, Italy
General cargo ship OLIVIA M interrupted her voyage on Jun 3 in Med south of Sicily, and headed for Trapani, Sicily, requesting medical assistance. The ship reported Russian Chief Engineer falling ill with heart attack symptoms. Italian CG helicopter with doctor met the ship while she was offshore, doctor was lowered on board, and attended sick crew with emergency aid. Chief Engineer was winched to helicopter and transferred to hospital. OLIVIA M anchored at Trapani Anchorage in the evening Jun 3, and as of 1230 UTC Jun 4, remained anchored. The ship is en route from Turkey to Denmark.
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