Having just been disembarked off a ship due to my husband's illness, I can tell you first hand how scary it is to be in another part of the world, and need medical help, other then the basics. On the ship, they stopped and started his heart.....how scary is that ??
Geography, and, timing is
everything. The day before we left the ship, we ported in St.Maarten, and 2 days later we would have been in Nassau, so French/Dutch & English ports. Since we got off in St Thomas, everything was easier for us. No language issues, medicare accepted, etc.
I feel for this family, believe me. A sad situation indeed.