Tuesday, April 28, 2020

ZIM Shekou medevac

A ship that was in Halifax last week called for a medical evacuation on Monday.  ZIM Shekou was 48 miles northeast of Virginia Beach when the master requested assistance for a crew member with symptoms of a heart attack. A US Coast Guard helicopter safely evacuated the person to hospital in Norfolk, VA.

ZIM Shekou is a 39,906 gt, 50,629 dwt ship built in 2007 by Dalian New Shipbuilding in China, with a capacity of 4250 TEU. The ship is a regular caller to Halifax on ZIM's ZCA Mediterranean / East Coast North America service, and was en route from New York to Savannah at the time of the incident. The ZCA service is maintained by seven ships, calling weekly. ZIM Shekou arrived in Halifax April 24 from Valencia and sailed the same day for New York.


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