Sick crewman rescued off-shore by NSRI
A SCANDINAVIAN crewman aboard a gas tanker four nautical miles off-shore from Richards Bay, was on Monday transported to hospital in an emergency procedure.
The crewman aboard the LPG tanker ‘Continental’ was said to be suffering from acute stomach pain.
NSRI Station 19 was contacted for medical assistance and the crew immediately dispatched Spirit of Round Table II.
An NSRI paramedic and technical high angle rescue crew were put aboard the ship.
The crewman was stabilised and transferred to the NSRI rescue vessel using the ship’s man basket.
Accompanied by an interpreter, he was taken to the NSRI base from where an ICE Medical Services ambulance transported him in a stable condition to hospital for further medical care.
The ailing Scandinavian crewman aboard LPG tanker ‘Continental’ was transported to hospital