HotelPlanner.com Departs Port Elizabeth Following Diversion
05 November 2017
UPDATE - SUNDAY 05 NOVEMBER
HotelPlanner.com has departed Port Elizabeth after a successful medevac of round the world crew member, Greg Adams (59), who had a suspected fractured arm. The team was met by Clipper Race officials including Deputy Race Director, Tom Way, and Race Office Manager, Sarah Hoare, and Greg has now been transferred to hospital for x-rays.
Six new crew members from Greenings have now joined HotelPlanner.com in Port Elizabeth and the team is making its way to the point at which it ceased racing at 0150 this morning to then resume its race to Fremantle.
ORIGINAL STATEMENT - FRIDAY 03 NOVEMBER
CV23, HotelPlanner.com, is diverting to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in order to drop off round the world crew member, Greg Adams, 59, to enable medical assessment and treatment following a fall below deck resulting in a potential fractured arm as well as a minor cut on his head. Although this medevac is necessary, it is not an emergency. Greg’s health and well-being take priority.
Skipper Conall Morrison and the onboard medic crew have been in constant contact with ClipperTelemed+ by PRAXES Medical, our remote support physicians and the Clipper Race office for advice.
At present, HotelPlanner.com is just over 350 nautical miles away from Port Elizabeth and is expected to arrive during the early hours of Sunday morning.