At about 1540 h on 23Jun 15, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Port Blair received telephonic message from master of MT SCF Caucasus regarding severe medical injury to a crew onboard. The crew had a cut on his leg and the master requested for medical evacuation of the crew, in position 162 n miles South East of Indira Point Lt.
On receipt of information, the vessel was given Tele-medical advice by Regional Medical Officer, Port Blair and directed to head towards Campbell Bay. At about 1900 h on 23 Jun 15, Indian Coast Guard rep from District Headquarters No. 10, Campbell Bay with medical team arrived near the vessel MT SCF Caucasus in position 1.9 n miles North East Rosen Point Lt. The patient was evacuated by Indian Coast Guard medical team and admitted to Primary Health Centre, Campbell Bay at 2004 h on 23 Jun 15. The patient was provided with preliminary medical check-up and first aid by the medical team. The condition of patient is found to be stable and under treatment/observation by the medical staff of Primary Health Centre, Campbell Bay.
At about 1715 h on 23 Jun 15, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai received telephonic message from Capt HS Dhariwal of M/s Samudra Marine Services Pvt Ltd., Mumbai regarding Medical Evacuation of crew who sustained a shoulder dislocation and fracture in position 2.3 n miles North East of Prongs Lt. (D1 inner anchorage, Mumbai).
At 0857 h on 24 Jun 15, the agent of vessel intimated that hired tug is unable to approach the vessel due to inclement weather and the requested for evacuation by helo. ICG informed the Master of the applicable capitation charges as the patient was conscious, stable and hence could not be considered in distress. The Master requested evacuation by helo and agreed to payment of capitation charges subsequently, at about 1345 hrs on 24 Jun 15 CG helo 810 was launched ex Mumbai and the patient was evacuated to Shikra where it was handed over to local agent for further medical attention.
At about 2315 hrs on 17 Jul 15, Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 8 received a telephonic message from Capt Cheema of M/s Seven Island Shipping, Mumbai regarding one crew of ‘MT Prudent’ suffering from Cardiac problem at Sandheads Anchorage.
On receipt of the information, the details of local agents were sought from M/s Seven Island Shipping, Mumbai. The agents at Haldia and Kolkata were contacted and directed to request KoPT/ HDC and Sagar VTMS for facilitating early movement of the vessel to Sagar Mouth for disembarking the patient onboard pilot launch. Additionally, ICGS C-418 was sailed at 0730 h on 18 Jul 15 with one medical assistance along with necessary medical aid to render assistance.
At about 1130 h on 18 Jul 15 the vessel ‘MT Prudent’ arrived Sagar Mouth and the patient was evacuated to pilot launch ex-Haldia Port. Thereafter, pilot launch arrived at Tug Jetty, HDC at 1430 h on 18 Jul 15 and the patient was shifted to SAB Nursing Home by ambulance for further treatment. The condition of patient was stable.
At about 2330 hrs on 10 Sep 15, Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters, CG RHQ (A & N) received an information from Dy Director Health Services, A & N Administration regarding pregnant lady in critical condition at Neil Island (A & N) requiring immediate medical evacuation.
On receipt of the information, CG RHQ (A & N) deployed ICGS C-150 from Port Blair at 0100 hrs on 11 Sep 15. ICGS C-150 embarked the patient from Neil Island and arrived Port Blair at 0430 hrs on 11 Sep 15. Thereafter, the patient was shifted to GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair for further medical management.
At about 1531 hrs on 26 Sep 15, Indian Coast Guard District Headquarter No-1 (DHQ-1) , Porbandar received message from Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai regarding injury to a crew onboard "MT Malhari" in position 85 n miles South West off Porbandar Light. The crew had sustained injury on facial bone below right eye. On receipt of information the vessel was directed by MRSC (Porbandar) to head towards Porbandar with maximum speed for medical evacuation.
ICGS C-409 sailed with medical team at 1700 h on 26 Sep 15. The ICGS C-409 effected R/V with vessel at 1900 hrs in position 20 n miles SW off Porbandar Light. The patient was evacuated and brought to Porbandar at 2100 Hrs on 26 Sep 15. Post initial medical assessment and first aid by Indian Coast Guard District Medical Officer Porbandar, the patient was handed over to local agent at 2115 hrs on 26 Sep 15. The condition of the patient was stable and had been taken to Sterling Hospital at Rajkot for further medical treatment.
At about 1000 hrs on 06 Oct 15, Indian Coast Guard Ship IC- 124 while on coastal surveillance off North Karwar received a distress alert on CH-16 from "FV Jalashwa-I (FV ST. Sabastian-I)".The boat was seeking assistance from ICG for one crew who had suffered a severe cut around neck by a rope while working on deck. The vessel was at 12 n miles South West off Devagagudda Light.
Medical Evacuation from FV Jalashwa-I
ICGS IC- 124 relayed the medical emergency message to ICGS Karwar and headed for medical evacuation at 1020 hrs. Meanwhile, ICGS C-155, which was also patrolling in area was diverted towards the scene and it arrived at datum at 1100 hrs on 06 Oct 15. The fishing vessel was taken alongside ICGS C-155 and the patient along with three attendants were embarked onboard ICGS C-155. At about 1140 hrs ICGS C-155 entered Karwar and the patient was shifted to Government Hospital Karwar through CG vehicle. The condition of patient on reaching hospital was stable and conscious. Post first aid and initial medical support, the patient was shifted to Goa Medical College, Madgaon for further treatment.
At about 1600 hrs on 20 Nov 15, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai received a telephonic call from Master of "MV Therese Selmer" regarding medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of the 2nd Officer as he had sustained leg injury.
On receipt of the information, Maritime Rescue Sub Coordination Centre (MRSC) Porbandar established communication with the vessel and ascertained that the vessel was 49 n miles NW of Porbander. MRSC Porbander directed the vessel to head towards Porbander for facilitating evacuation.
Subsequently, Indian Coast Guard Ship C-409 sailed from Porbandar at 1730 hrs on 20 Nov 15 with medical assistant embarked and affected R/V with MV Therese Selmer at 1815 hrs in position 13 n miles Northwest of Porbandar Light. Patient was embarked onboard using ship's Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), at 1945 hrs on 20 Nov 15. ICGS C-409 arrived Porbander and handed over the patient to Mr. Ajay Lodhari, rep of M/s Samsara Shipping Jamnagar at 2000 hrs on 20 Nov 15. The patient was admitted at 2030 hrs on 20 Nov 15 in Dr. Parvani Hospital at Porbandar for further medical management. The condition of the patient is stable.
At about 1030 hrs on 21 Nov 15, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai received a telephonic call from UK Indian Coast Guard regarding medical emergency onboard LPG Mubaraz in position 51 n miles West of Vizhinjam One crew member had a suspected stroke and required immediate assistance. The patient reportedly succumbed to stroke with no feeling/movement on the right side of the body.
Medical Evacuation from LPG Mubaraz
On receipt of the information, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai established communication with the vessel and directed it to head towards Kochi to facilitate evacuation. The agent was subsequently advised for making further necessary arrangements for medical management.
Indian Coast Guard Helo ex-CGAE Kochi got airborne with Duty Medical Officer (DMO) ex- INHS Sanjivani, Kochi at 1520 hrs on 21 Nov 15 and winched up the patient from the ship. Helo returned Kochi at 1635 hrs on 21 Nov 15 and handed over the patient to local agent at 1645 hrs. Patient has been admitted at Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi and the condition of the patient is stable.
At about 1500 h on 14 Nov 15, MRCC Port Blair received information from MT ‘Alpine Magic’ (Flag- Hong Kong) regarding Casualty Evacuation of an injured crew (Mr. Vijay B Jethva /Indian) in position 140 nm SW off Indira Point. The injured crew has fallen from a height of 18 meters and was reported having feeble pulse with ruptured spleen.
On receipt of information, ICGS Durgabai Deshmukh with medical team embarked was deployed from Campbell Bay and effected rendezvous (R/V) with MT Alpine Magic at about 0120 h on 15 Nov 15 off Campbell Bay. The medical Officer attended the patient and declared the patient to be dead. The body of the crew along with personal belongings/documents was embarked onboard ICGS Durgabai Deshmukh. The ICG ship arrived Campbell Bay at about 0530 h on 15 Nov 15 and handed over the body of deceased crew along with personal belongings/ documents to local police for further formalities.
On 26 Nov 15 at 1435 h, MRCC (MBI) received E-mail from MV RHL Constantia, Flag- Malta in position
236 Mangalore Lt 31 nm for medical evacuation of a crew.
Medical Evacuation from MV RHL Constantia
On receipt of information, MRCC (MBI) contacted the vessel and confirmed that Master is suspecting heart attack view high BP/pulse. The vessel was advised to approach closer to the New Mangalore and contact MRSC New Mangalore for immediate medical assistance. MRSC Mangalore established communication with the vessel on VHF and MEDICO was provided by Medical officer. The vessel was directed to approach closer to the New Mangalore Port at maximum speed for disembarkation of the patient. ICGS Amartya in area was diverted was to escort the vessel. At 1740 h the injured crew was handed over to the agent and was shifted to AJ hospital New Mangalore by local agent for further medical management.
At about 0900 hrs on 09 Dec 15, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai received a telephonic call from ICGS Pipavav that Mr. Babubhai Secretary of Jafrabad Fisheries Association, had intimated regarding medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of the one crew as he had acquired injury after a fall resulting in partial cut in stomach onboard "FB Ganga Prasad" in position 38 n mile SW of Tarapur light.
Medical Evacuation from FB Ganga Prasad
At about 0900 hrs on 09 Dec 15, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Mumbai received a call from
Mr. Babubhai, Secretary Jafrabad Fisheries requesting immediate medical evacuation of a crew onboard Fishing Boat ‘Ganga Prasad’ (Flag-Indian). Mr. Babubhai intimated MRCC that the crew had sustained a deep cut in his stomach and was bleeding. ICG Ship C-419 was sailed with dispatch from Veraval at 1030 hrs and arrived datum at 1430 hrs. C-419 embarked the injured crew and safely shifted him to Pipavav for immediate medical aid. The patient was handed over to Jafrabad Fisheries Association and admitted to local hospital at Mahuva for further medical management.
At about 1145 hrs on 10 Mar 16, Remote Operating Station (ROS) Porbander intercepted a VHF call from fishing boat 'Rajmata' in position 48 n miles Southwest from Dwarka light. It was reported that one crew had sustained severe burn injury resulting from domestic stove blast onboard.
On receipt of the information, Coast Guard District Headquarters No-1 diverted ICG Ship C-143 towards the datum with maximum speed for MEDEVAC. At 1230 hrs ICGS C-143 reached datum and located the fishing boat. Injured fisherman along with two other fishermen from fishing boat 'Rajmata' were embarked onboard ICG Ship C-143. Initial investigation revealed that the patient sustained 60-70 percentage of burns, but was conscious and in walking conditions.
ICG Ship C-143 along with the patient entered Kankai jetty(Okha) and handed over the patient to station medical team for further medical treatment. The patient was admitted to Tata Chemical Hospital, Mithapur and later shifted to Irwin Hospital, Jamnagar.
At about 1745 hrs on 05 Apr 16, Indian Coast Guard Ship C-420 on routine patrol received a VHF call on MMB Channel-16 from 'MFB Star Fish' regarding Medical Evacuation of one fisherman (Mr. Damodar, Age 55 yrs) suffering from intense stomach pain in position 11.5 n miles Northwest of Karwar Light.
On receipt of the information, ICG Ship C-420 relayed the information to ICG Station Karwar. ICG Station Karwar directed ICG Ship C-420 to render necessary assistance. ICG Ship C-420 arrived datum 1805 hrs on 05 Apr 16 and evacuated the patient along with one attendant. ICG Ship C-420 along with patient entered Karwar port at 1840 hrs and the patient was admitted to ICU at Govt. Hospital, Karwar at 1910 hrs on 05 Apr 16 for further medical management. The condition of the patient is stable.
At about 1927 hrs on 06 Apr 16, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai received telephonic call from Master of MV Goa regarding injury to fourth engineer who had sustained deep wound on his ear and hand and was bleeding profusely. The vessel was anchorage in position 22 n miles Northwest of Prongs Light. The master also intimated that the head of the engineer was stuck in lift for three hours. Master of the vessel requested for medical evacuation.
On receipt of the information, Indian Coast Guard Ship Agrim which was on routine area patrol, was diverted towards MV Goa at 2015 hrs on 06 Apr 16. ICG Ship Agrim evacuated the patient and handed over to civil boat 'Arbas' hired by Shipping Corporation of India(SCI) off Middle Ground, Mumbai at 0240 hrs on 07 Apr 16. The hired boat along with casuality arrived Mumbai harbour safely and the patient was admitted in Shah Clinic, Marine Lines, Mumbai at 0330 hrs on 07 Apr 16. The condition of the patient is stable.
At about 1455 hrs on 27 Apr 16, Remote Operating Station (ROS) Mumbai received telephonic information from Shri SG Dhaftardar, Dept. of Fisheries, Utan regarding one fisherman onboard fishing boat ‘Savadhan’ who was unconscious in position 45 n miles Southwest of Tarapur light. Coast Guard Dornier on patrol also intercepted distress call of 'FB Savadhan' on MMB CH 16. On establishing two way communication with fishing boat it was intimated that one crew was unconscious due injury on chest and required immediate medical assistance. CG Dornier immediately relayed the message to Coast Guard Communication Centre, Mumbai and ICG Ship SK Chauhan. CG Dornier also advised fishing boat to alter course towards ICG Ship.
On receipt of information, ICG Ship SK Chauhan which was on area patrol was diverted towards ‘FB Savadhan’ for Medical Evacuation of the patient at 1540 hrs on 27 Apr 16. ICG Ship SK Chauhan arrived datum at 1830 hrs and boarding party of ICG Ship SK Chauhan boarded ‘FB Savadhan’ and ascertained that patient was unconscious and his pulse was low. At about 2000 hrs on 27 Apr 16, District Medical Officer (DMO), District Headquarters (DHQ) No.-02, Mumbai on VHF, provided medical advice and first aid including 02 IVs was provided to the patient. The patient's pulse improved and required hospitalisation.
At about 2230 hrs on 27 Apr 16, ‘FB Savadhan’ along with patient entered Bhayandar fishing harbour and patient was immediately transferred to Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai by Fisheries Association for further medical management. Patient was in semi-conscious state.
On 04 Dec 16, the Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) CG-854 airlifted 01 patient (Mr Abdul Raheem Ismail, Age- 39 yrs) from Vilifushi Island, Thaa Atoll to Male treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Male. The patient was suffering from high grade fever since last 03 days and was diagnosed with Bronchitis.
At about 1215 hrs on 21 Oct 16, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Air Wing, tasked Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ICGALH) CG-854 to airlift 01 patient (Mr Hassan Idress, Age- 69 yrs was diagnosed from chronic obstruction pulmonary disease with acute exacerbation and was having difficulty in breathing) from Kudahuvadhoo Island, Dhaalu Atoll to Male. The patient was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for further treatment. On receipt of information, CGALH (CG-854) was launched from Gan at 1245 hrs and landed Kadhdhoo at 1415 hrs on 21 Oct 16 for refueling/technical halt and got airborne at 1515 hrs and landed Kudahuvadhoo Island at 1600 hrs. On embarking the one patient alongwith a doctor and 02 relatives, CG 854 got airborne at 1615 hrs from Kudahuvadhoo Island for Male. On landing Male at 1655 hrs the patient was disembarked and handed over to MNDF authorities for further treatment at IGMH, Male.
At about 0630 hrs on 12 Oct 16, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Air Wing, tasked Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ICGALH) CG-854 to airlift two patient from Fuvahmulah to Male. Both patients were referred to IG Memorial Hospital, Male. At about 0915 hrs on 12 Oct 16, the CGALH arrived Fuvahmulah and airlifted two patient alongwith 02 attendants and a nurse. At about 1320 hrs on 12 Oct 16, the CGALH arrived and handed over both the patients to medical staff at Male for further treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Male. The details of patient are as follows:-
(i) Miss Aminath Sara Ahmed (Age-16 Yrs) was suffering from left patella sub luxation (Kneecap dislocation).
(ii) Mrs Mariyam Ali Didi (Age-72 Yrs) was diagnosed with left brain intracranial hemorrhage (Bleeding inside brain).
At about 0400 hrs on 01 Oct 16, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Air Wing, tasked Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ICGALH) CG-854 to airlift a patient (Mariyam Azma, Age-31 yrs, Female) from Fuvahmulah Island to Male. The patient was 30 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with gestation and premature rupture of membrane. The patient was referred to IGMH, Male for further evaluation and management at higher center. On receipt of information, CGALH got airborne from Gan at 0555 hrs and embarked the patient alongwith an attendant and a nurse at 0620 hrs. Post refueling /technical halt at Kadhdhoo, the patient was disembarked and handed over to MNDF authorities at 1015 hrs on 01 Oct 16 for further treatment at IGMH, Male.
At about 1315 hrs on 09 Oct 16, Indian Coast Guard Station Pipavav received information from President, Jaffrabad fishing association regarding an accident onboard fishing boat 'Naseeb' with one crew suffering with severe head injury in position 47 n miles Southeast off Jaffrabad. On receipt of information, ICGS C-156 was sailed at about 1415 hrs on 09 Oct 16 from Pipavav and evacuated the patient onboard. The IB alongwith patient entered Pipavav harbour at about 1640 hrs on 09 Oct 16. Thereafter, the patient was shifted to Govt. Hospital, Rajula for further medical management.
At about 1510 h on 24 May 16, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Air wing tasked Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) CG-852 to airlift a patient from Gadhdhoo (Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll) to Gan (Addu Atoll). The patient undertook four dives at around depth of 40 meters. Post fourth dive the patient reported pain in left side of neck, shoulder, left hand with numbness and burning sensation in left leg. Doctor recommended for decompression at Shangrilla resort, Vilingili, Gan.
On receipt of information, Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) CG-852 was airborne with the patient along with a doctor and an attendant from Gadhdhoo to Gan, Addu Atoll at 1645 hrs on 24 May 16. The aircraft landed at Gan, Addu Atoll along with the patient at 1735 hrs on 24 May 16. After landing, the patient was disembarked and handed over to Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) authorities for further transfer to Shangrila resort, Vilingili for “decompression chamber treatment”.
At about 1030 hrs on 24 May 16, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai received telephonic call/E-mail from local agent Admiral Shipping Pvt Ltd regarding medical causality onboard 'MV Fortune'. One crew of the vessel Mr. Liu Zu Yuan (27 yrs), Nationality-Chinese, had sustained head injury on 20 May 16 due to fall on deck and condition of the crew was very serious. The vessel was operating 18 n miles Southwest of Karwar. Details of the vessels are as follows:
(a) Name : MV King Fortune
(b) Call Sign : J8B4437
(c) MMSI No. : 376768000
(d) IMO : 8503046
(e) Flag : St Vincent
(f) LPC/NPC : Bik(Iran)/Singapore
(g) Cargo : Iron Ore
On receipt of the information, MRCC (Mumbai) established contact with the vessel and advised master to proceed towards New Mangalore for evacuation. ICG Station Karwar tasked ICG Ship C-420 operating in area to render assistance. ICG Ship C-420 arrived datum at 1215 hrs on 24 May 16. The ship's boarding party went alongside MV King Fortune by ship's Gemini and safely transferred the patient onboard along with one escort at 1300 hrs. The patient was unconscious however his pulse was present at the time of taking him onboard.
ICG Ship C-420 arrived Karwar port along with patient at 1345 hrs on 24 May 16 and the patient was shifted to ambulance at jetty. The patient was handed over to Mr Gitesh (agent) of M/s Admiral Shipping Ltd at 1350 on 24 May 16 for further medical management at Karwar civil hospital.
At about 1117 hrs on 08 May 16, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai received an e-mail and telephonic call from Radio Medical Denmark regarding medical emergency onboard 'MT Torm Venture' in position 205 n miles east from Kochi view Chief Engineer of the vessel Mr. Edmund Dam Madsen (63 Yrs), Nationality-Denmark, was suffering from stomach pain due to ulcer. Radio Medical Denmark requested evacuation of patient to Hospital.
On receipt of the information, MRCC (Mumbai) contact with the vessel and ascertained status of patient and intentions of master. Initially, MRCC(Mumbai) requested vessel to proceed Kochi for disembarkation of patient where local agent was making arrangement. However, as patient's condition severely deteriorated master described it as a life threatening condition. Hence, vessel was diverted to Agatti Islands. Subsequently, ICG Ship C-421 sailed from Kavaratti and evacuated the patient along with one escort (Indian crew from said vessel). At 1715 hrs on 08 May 16 the patient and escort were disembarked into a hired boat. Thereafter, patient along with escort was shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Specialty Hospital, Agatti.
MRCC(Mumbai) requested Administration of Lakshadweep Islands to shift patient by air ambulance at the earliest. The patient under escort of Doctor from Rajiv Gandhi Specialty Hospital, Agatti has been evacuated to Kochi by Pawan Hans helicopter at 1525 hrs on 09 May 16. M/s Seaworld Shipping (local agent) are making necessary arrangements.
RECENT MEDEVAC/CASEVAC OPERATIONS
'Vilifushi Island, Thaa Atoll to Male'
'Kudahuvadhoo Island, Dhaalu Atoll to Male'
'Fuvahmulah to Male (2)'
'Fuvahmulah to Male (1)'
'IFB Naseeb off Jaffrabad'
'Gadhdhoo to Gan at Male'
'MV King Fortune'
'MT Torm Venture'
'FB Savadhan' Off Tarapur(Maharashtra)
'MV Goa' Off Mumbai
MFB 'Star Fish' Off Karwar
Fishing Boat 'Rajmata' Off Dwarka (Gujarat)
FB Ganga Prasad
MV RHL Constantia
CASEVAC – MT Alpine Magic
MV Therese Selmer
Medical Evacaution of Pregnant Lady from Neil Island (A & N)
MT Pristine GV
MT SCF Caucasus
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