CASEVAC – MT Alpinea Magic

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.

 

Barge 'Orion-II' off Mumbai

    

At about 0345 hrs on 11 Feb 17, ICGS C-154 evacuated the unconscious crew along with other two (02) crew of the barge Orion – II and arrived Mumbai harbour. The Barge was anchored alongside MV Thor Endeavour (Bulk Carrier) off Mumbai harbour and requested for immediate assistance for evacuation of personnel unconscious due to poisonous gases emanating from Ballast tank.

'MT Afra Hawthorn'

    

At about 0850 hrs on 25 Feb 17, CG RHQ(A&N) received an information from MT ‘Afra Hawthorn’ (Flag-Liberia) for immediate medical evacuation of an Indian crew (Mr. Tejinder Singh, 28 yrs) in position 45 n miles South West of Indira Point Light (Campbell Bay). The patient was suffering from dysentery with blood in stool. At about 0930 hrs on 25 Feb 17, ICGS C-414 was deployed from Campbell Bay and effected R/V with vessel in position 20 n miles South of Indira Point. The patient was evacuated from the vessel and brought to Campbell Bay harbour at about 1510 hrs on 25 Feb 17. Subsequently, the patient was admitted at Primary Health Centre, Campbell Bay for further medical management.

MEDEVAC by ICG Aircraft

    


    


1. During the month of Feb to Apr 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH), CG 854 undertook following medical evacuation at Maldives:-

(a) On 11 Feb 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH), CG 854 airlifted a patient (Mr Ibrahim Shakeeb, Age 27 yrs) from Kadhdhoo Island, Laamu Atoll to Male. The patient had sustained cross pelvic fracture with disruption of pubic symphysis resulting in bladder injury with haematuria and was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for treatment.


(b) On 13 Feb 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH), CG 854 airlifted a patient (Mr Jean Luc Gauthier, Age 62 yrs) from Gemanafushi Island, Gaafu Alifu Atoll to Male. The patient had sustained multiple closed and open fracture on left leg and was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for treatment.


(c) On 17 Feb 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH), CG 854 airlifted a patient (Mr. Abdul Gadir Librahim, Age-75 Yrs) from Bandidhoo Is to Male. The patient was suffering from severe Haematuria (Red blood cell in urine), Neuropathic Syndrome (Nerve disorder) and difficulty in passing urine with severe pain.


(d) On 18 Feb 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH), CG 854 airlifted a patient (Mrs. Aishath Idrees, Age-79 Yrs) from Nilandhoo Is Faafu Atoll to Male. The patient was sustained major fracture of Humerous at neck having pain and restricted movement of Left shoulder.


(e) On 25 Feb 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH) airlifted a patient (Mr Hussain Ali Didi, Age 67 yrs) from Fuvahmulah Island to Male. The patient was diagnosed with LH stroke having weakness of upper/ lower left sided limbs, severe vomiting in semi-conscious state and no response to verbal command and was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for treatment.


(f) On 02 Mar 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG 854) airlifted a patient (Mr. Moosa Ibrahim, Age 77 yrs) from Kudahuvadhoo Island, Dhaalu Atoll to Male. The patient was diagnosed with fracture of right leg femur bone and was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for treatment.


(g) On 13 Apr 17, Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG 854) airlifted a patient (Mr. Abdulla Zadhin Assad, Age 18 yrs) from Fuvahmulah Island to Male. The patient was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis and was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for treatment.


Fishing Boat 'Rajmata' Off Dwarka (Gujarat)

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.

MFB 'Star Fish' Off Karwar

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.

'MV Goa' Off Mumbai

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.

'FB Savadhan' Off Tarapur(Maharashtra)

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.

Medevac by CG-854 at Male

    

At about 2200 hrs on 03 Feb 17, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), Air Wing tasked Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (CG ALH) for MEDEVAC of a patient from Muli Island, Meemu Atoll to Male. The patient had sustained wedge fracture of lumber 3 vertebra, non- union fracture of left femur and open fracture of left 3 and 4 metatarsal, and was referred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male for treatment. On receipt of the information, CG ALH was launched from Gan at 0600 hrs on 03 Feb 17. Post refuelling/technical halt at Kadhdhoo, CG 854 landed at Muli Island at 0915 hrs. Patient alongwith 02 relatives were embarked at 0930 hrs and safely handed over to medical staff at Male airport for further treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Male. On 05 Feb 17, CG ALH ferried back to Gan

'Vilifushi Island, Thaa Atoll to Male'

    

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.

'Kudahuvadhoo Island, Dhaalu Atoll to Male'

    

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.

'Fuvahmulah to Male (2)'

    

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).

'Fuvahmulah to Male (1)'

    

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.


'IFB Naseeb off Jaffrabad'

    

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.

'Gadhdhoo to Gan at Male'

    

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”.

'MV King Fortune'

    

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.

'MT Torm Venture'

    

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.

 

MEDVAC/CASEVAC

ICG also coordinates evacuation of patients suffering from life threatening medical conditions from ships at sea. ICG ships and aircraft respond to such emergencies and provide medical support to the patient and evacuate them, if required, for admission in hospitals ashore.

RECENT MEDEVAC/CASEVAC OPERATIONS

MEDEVAC by ICG Aircrft at Maldives


"MT Afra Hawthorn" off Indira Point


Barge "Orion-II" off Mumbai Harbour


Medevac by CG-854 at Male


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)



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