Indian Coast Guard Rescues Critically Ill Crew Member from Liberian Vessel

Mumbai, 4th May 2023: Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), Mumbai at about 2 pm on May 2 received a request for medical evacuation from MT Torgovy Bridge a Liberian Flag vessel on a voyage from Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia to Suez, Egypt. When the ship was about 300 nautical miles from the nearest land, a 55-year-old crew was reported critically ill and unconscious by the Master and required urgent medical attention to prevent severe complications.

Considering the criticality of the patient and on receipt of further inputs on his condition, medical advice through Coast Guard Medical Officer was provided to the ship. Further Maritime Rescue Sub Center (MRSC) Kavaratti was also activated to facilitate the disembarkation of patient and safe transportation to the local hospital at Kavaratti. Meanwhile MT Torgovy Bridge was directed to proceed with the best speed for the designated rendezvous position off Kavaratti.

The ship reached off Kavaratti on 3rd May and the patient was safely disembarked at about 2.10 pm. The patient was thereafter shifted to the ICU of Govt. hospital Kavaratti for further medical management.

The prompt and professional coordination and execution of MEDEVAC by the Indian Coast Guard resulted in providing timely medical intervention to the critically ill crew member of the ship and enabled the continuation of the voyage of MT Torgovy Bridge to its next Port of Call.


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