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We regret to report that Mrs. Richardson has died in Cumberland Hospital overnight, our sympathies to the families.
Regretfully the news regarding Mrs. Richardson, the lady who was dropped from a stretcher into -3°C. Arctic waters is not good. The doctors say it is hard to estimate if this is due to her underlying medical condition or the traumatic experience she suffered during the transfer from the MS Ocean Countess to the NSSR/Redningsselskapet lifeboat. There is a full Investigation underway in which all parties involved are assisting. We at NAUTICAL LOG wish the Richardson family well and hope the work of the medical staff at Cumberland Hospital will have a successful outcome.
Please remember the seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia - let us work with India and others to free them.