Acting on the advice of medical experts, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have directed the NSF-chartered research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer to put ashore a person in need of a level of care not available aboard the ship.
The R/V Palmer, which is at sea in Antarctic waters, will divert to the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Station. After arriving at Rothera, the patient will be flown to Punta Arenas, Chile.
The Palmer is on a first, extended research cruise related to the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration.
Thanks and credit to NSF.