NEW YORK (Dec. 23)
The Israeli passenger liner S.S. Zion, due to dock in New York Friday with 300 passengers from Haifa and Naples, made two emergency medical pick-ups in mid-Atlantic within three hours yesterday, the American-Israeli Shipping Line, agent for the Zim-Israel Navigation Company, owners of the vessel, announced here today.
The S.S. Zion, commanded by Capt. Bernard Berkowitz, launched life boats yesterday afternoon to take on an injured Swiss seaman of the Swiss-owned Liberian freighter Corcorado off the Azores. An hour later, the Israeli vessel again switched course to take on a Greek sailor of the Panamanian freighter Canopus. The sailor was suffering from perforated ulcers. The Zion has a fully-equipped and staffed hospital bay.