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Repatriated Sailor Dies at the MCMH

Repatriated Sailor Dies at the MCMH


A seafarer who was repatriated on May 26, 2020 on the Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital early today, June 9, but his death was not due to Covid-19.

This is according to a release from the Health Services Sub-committee of the National Emergency Committee.

“The 37-year-old man was one of 358 Vincentian sailors who disembarked the vessel on May 30 after testing negative on both the rapid and the first PCR COVID-19 tests. A second negative COVID-19 PCR test result received today confirmed that his death was not related to COVID-19. The crew member completed his 14 days quarantine yesterday,” the release said.

“As per the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.

“The Health Services Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Committee wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” the release said.