Update 07/04/16 – We are pleased to report that Ben flew back home to Manilla today. We wish Ben all the best as he continues his recovery and we are sure he will be happy to be back home with his family.
A number of our Pilots have been visiting Ben in the Nambour hospital. Ben was medevac’d off a passing ship earlier in the month. The pilots have been reporting Ben is in good spirits but being far from his home in the Philippines is naturally feeling very isolated. The pilots have been doing what they can to assist, the bond of seagoing backgrounds provides a common ground for conversation. Even these chats are in broken English it certainly beats our Pilipino.