Baby delivered en route to Mabaruma
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Medic successfully delivered a baby onboard a Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) vessel on Friday.
The GDF, in a statement, disclosed that the vessel, MV Barima, was heading to Mabaruma, Region One, when at about 01:30hrs, the mother, Aloma Roberts, went into labour. The vessel was already several miles out in the Atlantic Ocean.
A healthy baby girl was delivered by Lance Corporal Nickel Charles, while a GDF patrol onboard the vessel radioed the nearest Coast Guard outpost for assistance, the GDF reported.
The GDF Coast Guard high-speed patrol craft subsequently intercepted the vessel and transported the newborn and mother to the Mabaruma Hospital.
The GDF reported that a team returned to the Mabaruma Hospital at around 14:30hrs on Friday to visit the mother and daughter.