Medical Evacuation from MT DA Young off Port Blair

 

At about 1218 hrs on 15 Jul 19, MRCC Port Blair received a message from Shipping Agency Korean Tanker Management Co. Ltd, requesting medical evacuation of 02 crew of MT ‘DA Young’ in position 110 NM West of Indira point. This crew had suffered burn injuries due to accidental leakage of steam whilst undertaking repairs on steam pipe in engine room. On receipt of information, the vessel was requested to proceed with maximum speed towards Port Blair and its local agent was directed to position medical team and ambulance for transferring the injured crew to local hospital. The master of vessel was advised to continue the medication as prescribed by the company doctor. ICGS C-428 was deployed at 1000 hrs on 16 Jul 19 and R/V was effected with vessel at 1400 hrs on 16 Jul 19 in position 18 NM South of Ross Island, Port Blair. The crew were safely evacuated and ICG ship C-428 entered Port Blair at 1615 hrs on 16 Jul 19. The injured crew was admitted at GB Pant Hospital for specialized medical treatment.

 

    

 

Medical Evacuation of Master of ‘MV Ultra Trust’

 

At about 0934 hrs on 27 Jul 19, MRCC (Chennai) received an e-mail from Mr Raju, Infinity Shipping Pvt. Ltd, agent of ‘MV Ultra Trust’, regarding Master of vessel suffering from blood vomiting and chest pain. Agent was directed to arrange evacuation through port. The agent also intimated delays in immigration and arrangement of tug/ boat would complicate the patient’s condition. On receipt of information, C-432 was diverted to R/V with ‘MV Utra Trust’ off Gangavaram Port for medical evacuation of ailing crew. The ship established R/V with vessel in position 02 nm east of Gangavaram port at 1025 hrs on 27 Jul 19 and the patienpt was evacuated. C-432 departed with max speed and entered Gangavaram Port at 1215 hrs on 27 Jul 19. The patient was handed over to local agent for further management of patient. The patient was shifted to Apollo Hospital, Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam for treatment and the condition was reported to be stable.

 

    

 

Medical Evacuation from 'MV Queen Mary-2'  Off  Mormugoa

 

     At about 1554 hrs on 21 Mar 19, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai received an email from M/s Carnival Maritime Hamburg, Germany regarding medical emergency onboard view one passenger suffering from abnormal breathing due to Cardiac arrest/Heart blockage in position 118 n miles South West of Mormugoa. On receipt of information, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship C-158 was immediately deployed to render assistance. ICGS Amal was also diverted to augment for assistance. ICG Ships arrived the area at 2100 hrs on 21 Mar 19 and established communication with the passenger ship. Subsequently, ICGS C-158 safely evacuated the Patient and proceeded to Mormugoa and entered harbour at 2150 hrs on 21 Mar 19 and safely handed over the patient to the Shipping agent.

    

 

Medical Assistance of LOP Guard from Tillang Chang, Port Blair

  On 15 Dec 18, ICGS Vijit, while on Southern Group of Island deployment, received message at 2330 hrs for Medical Evacuation of Constable M Kish from Look-Out Post (LOP), Tillang Chang, who reportedly had severe stomach ache. The ship immediately proceeded and arrived off Tillang Chang at 0115 hrs on 16 Dec 18. The patient was safely evacuated at 0216 hrs for passage to nearest medical facilities at Kamorta. The ship safely transferred the critically ill patient at Kamorta at 0530 hrs on 16 Dec 18.

 

Medical Evacuation from Tug Esteem

At about 1800 Hr on 19 Jan 17, Coast Guard Dornier Aircraft CG 778 ex CGAE(Kolkata) on surveillance reported 02 patients onboard Tug Esteem requiring immediate medical assistance. One patient was reported having cardiac problem and other patient having dehydration. On receipt of the message, ICGS C-418 was deployed at 1830 h from Haldia with medical team onboard to assist the patients onboard Tug Esteem. C-418 effected R/V at 2115 Hr in position 182 Dariapur Lt 20 and embarked both patients onboard. The patients were provided medical assistance. C-418 arrived Haldia at 2330 Hr on 19 Jan 17 and handed over the patients to local agent for further medical assistance.

 

Medical Evacuation from MV Panamax-4

At about 0745 Hr on 25 Jan 17, MRSC Visakhapatnam received request from MV Panamax- for medical evacuation of one sick crew, in position 16 n miles east of Vishakhapatnam. The vessel was directed to proceed forward Vishakapatnam harbour, while ICG assistance being provided. Coast Guard helicopter, CG 821, was launched at 0925 h on 25 Jan 17 and landed onboard vessel for Medical Evacuation. Post embarking the patient, the helicopter arrived Vishakhapatnam at 1007 Hr on 25 Jan 17. The patient was handed over to local agent for further management.

    

 

Medical Evacuation from MT Afra Hawthorn.

At about 0850 Hr on 25 Feb 17, a message was received from MT Afra Hawthorn regarding requirement of evacuation of one crew who was suffering from Dysentery. The ship was in position, 45 Nm South of Indira Point, Campbell Bay. ICGS C-414 sailed from Campbell Bay for evacuation of patient and effected R/V with the merchant vessel at 1240 Hr. The patient was evacuated from the vessel and brought to Campbell Bay by 1510 Hr for further medication.

 

Medical Evacuation of Forest Guard from LOP Tillan Chang.

At 1130 Hr on 20 Mar 17, Coast Guard Station Kamorta received a message from local Police regarding requirement for immediate evacuation of Forest Guard from LOP Tillanchang who was suffering from high fever. ICGS Rajveer, which was patrolling in area, was diverted for evacuation at 1215 Hr. The ship arrived off Tillanchang at 1345 Hr and evacuated the patient. The ship entered Kamorta harbour at 1600 Hr on same day and transferred the patient to Community Health Centre, Kamorta for further treatment.

 

Medical Evacuation from MT Sea Dragon

MT Sea Dragon was on her passage from Singapore to Fujairah. At 0412 Hr, on 16 May 17, whilst in position 263 Surathkal Lt 28, she reported medical emergency onboard wherein one crew (Mr. Hong Jaingyu/ Male/31 yrs/Chinese) had suffered fracture on right index finger. ICGS Savitribai Phule, on routine patrol, was diverted to render assistance to the vessel. The ship effected R/V with the vessel in position 240 Surathkal Lt 13 at 0725 Hr and evacuated the injured crew member. The ship, thereafter entered New Mangalore harbour at 0850 Hr and handed over the patient to local agent for further treatment.

 

Medical Evacuation from MTBW Puma

At 1415 Hr on 22 May 17, an email was received from Singapore flagged vessel MT BW PUMA requesting for urgent medical evacuation of an injured Russian Engineer onboard. The engineer had sustained injury on chest while undertaking repair works in engine room. ICGS Samudra Paheredar on patrol was diverted and ship effected R/V with MT BW PUMA at about 2300 Hr for MEDEVAC. ICGS Samudra Paheredar embarked the patient at 0020 Hr on 23 May 17 and entered Chennai harbour at 1600 Hr on 23 May 17. Subsequently the patient was handed to local agent for further medical treatment.

 

Medical Evacuation from ‘MV Lucky Seven’ off Goa

At about 2115 Hr on 15 Jul 17, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai received a message from owner of MV Lucky Seven regarding medical emergency onboard in position off Panaji as all efforts for evacuation of injured crew by the owners failed view inclement weather. One crew member had sustained blunt injuries on hand with severe bleeding while 03 crew were suffering from acute sea sickness. The vessel was operating off Panaji and was appreciated to have developed problem while negotiating restricted waters amidst monsoon weather conditions. On receipt of the information, Coast Guard Helicopter was launched from Goa at 0620 Hr on 16 Jul 17 and 04 crew of MV Lucky Seven were rescued by winching operations by Coast Guard Helicopter. The rescued crew were safely handed over to the Deputy Captain of Port, Goa at Miramar beach.

 

MEDEVAC from ‘MT Beijing 2008’

At about 2155 Hr on 16 Sep 17, ICGS Rani Avantibai, while on patrol, received a distress message from MT Beijing 2008 regarding medical emergency of a Filippino crew suffering from severe appendicitis. The merchant vessel was transiting from Haldia to Brazil and raised distress alert when in position 190 N miles East of Vizag. On receipt of message, ICG ship immediately established communication with MT Beijing 2008 and effected rendezvous with maximum speed. The ship embarked the casualty onboard at 0530 Hr on 17 Sep 17 and handed over to local agent at Vishakhapatnam for further medical management.

 

MEDEVAC from MV Paola Bottiglieri

At about 1140 Hr on 27 Sep 17, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Port Blair {MRCC (PBR)} received request from MV Paola Bottiglieri for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a critically ill 56 years old Romanian crew suffering from diabetes mellitus with suspected gangrene foot. The vessel, enroute to Kakinada, was 130 N miles SW of Port Blair. The vessel was directed to head towards Port Blair while ICGS Rajveer was immediately deployed with Medical Team for early evacuation. ICGS Rajveer evacuated the ill crew of MV Paola Bottiglieri at 2315 Hr and handed over to local agent at Port Blair in the wee hours of 28 Sep 17.

 

MEDEVAC from MT Falcon Victory

At 1845 Hr on 14 Nov 17, MRCC (PBR) received request from MT Falcon Victory for urgent medical evacuation of a 41 year old Indian crew who had sustained injury with amputated fingers. The vessel, at the time of reporting of medical emergency, was 360 N miles south west of Port Blair. The vessel was advised to head towards Port Blair while ICGS C-146 was deployed for assistance and evacuation. The ill crew was evacuated by Coast Guard ship at midnight hours and brought to Port Blair at 0145 Hrs on 16 Nov 17 for further treatment.

 

Medical Evacuation from MV ‘Zealand Almere’

On 04 Jan 18, MRCC (Port Blair) received a request from Master of MV ‘Zealand Almere’ (Flag - Netherlands) for urgent Medical Evacuation of a 40 yrs old Philipino crew who had a deep cut on left forearm while working onboard. The master of the vessel was directed to proceed with maximum speed to effect rendezvous with ICGS Aruna Asaf Ali for evacuation. At about 2200 hrs on 04 Jan, the injured crew from ‘MV Zealand Almere’ was safely evacuated by Coast Guard Ship. The patient was administered first-aid enroute by ship’s Medical staff and brought to Campbell Bay at 2320 hrs on 04 Jan 18 for onward transfer to Port Blair by Indian Air Force aircraft.

 

Medical Evacuation from MT Asavari

At about 1949 hrs on 02 Feb 18, MRCC, Mumbai received request for medical evacuation of one crew of MT Asavari suffering from severe leg injury (three fingers of left leg cut and detached 75 %) whilst in position 21 n miles Northeast of Okha. ICGS C-411 was deployed with Medical Team and safely evacuated the patient onboard at 2318 hrs. The patient was provided first aid onboard and handed over to the local agent in stable condition for further medical management.

 

Medical Evacuation from MV Yanduanjino-I

ICGS Raziya Sultana, whilst on patrol on 03 Feb 18, was directed by MRSC (Haldia) to proceed for medical evacuation of a Chinese national from MV Yanduanjino-I (Flag - Panama). The ship was cruising towards the anchorage area off Sagar Island for assistance. ICG Ship effected rendezvous with the vessel and ship’s medical staff boarded the vessel to provide primary medical aid to the patient. Subsequently, the patient was embarked onboard ICGS Raziya Sultana view critical condition. The patient was kept under continuous medical observation throughout the night and was handed over to Coast Guard high speed boat in wee hours of 04 Feb 18 for transfer ashore. The injured crew of MV Yanduanjino-I was thereafter handed over to the local agent at Haldia.

 

Medical Assistance to Fisherman of Fishing Boat ‘Pavitra Traikya’

At about 1340 hrs on 25 Feb 18, ICGS Samudra Prahari on routine patrol was diverted for medical assistance to fisherman from FB Pavitra Traikya suffering from paralytic attack in position 62 n miles West of Tarapur Lt. Medical care was provided on board Coast Guard ship and the condition of the patient was stabilised with with partial loss of body response. The fisherman thereafter was handed over to IFB ‘Saavdhan’ close to Uttan harbour for further treatment.

 

Assistance to Seriously Wounded Patient onboard SLFV ‘Geeth Baba 03’

At 1316 hrs on 27 Feb 18, MRCC, Mumbai received an e-mail from MRCC, Colombo regarding seriously wounded fisherman onboard Sri Lankan Fishing Vessel (SLFV) 'Geeth Baba 03’ in position 265 Agatti Lt 240 nm. MRCC, Mumbai issued International Safety Net (ISN) Message for alerting mariners transiting the area. ICGS Samar, on area patrol, was diverted to render assistance. Post rendezvous, the injured fisherman was taken onboard ICGS Samar and provided first aid. Scalp suturing/ stitching under local anaesthesia was carried out. ICGS Samar entered Kochi with injured Sri Lankan fishermen at 1025 hrs on 03 Mar 18 and handed him over to Sri Lankan Consulate representative.

 

Medical Evacuation from MT ‘Sri Vishnu’

At about 1415 hrs on 07 Jun 18, MRCC (Mumbai) received request from MT Sri Vishnu regarding medical evacuation of a critically injured crew in position off Mumbai outer anchorage. ICGS C-154 was sailed at 1700 hrs on 07 Jun 18 with Medical Officer embarked and the patient was provided medical aid and evacuated. The patient was thereafter safely handed over to local agent at Mumbai for further medical management.

 

Medical Evacuation from MT Hansa Prem

At about 1105 hrs on 15 Jul 18, MT Hansa Prem at anchorage in position 204 Sagar Island Lt. 47, intimated MRCC (CHN) that a Junior Officer was suffering from severe abdomen pain. ICGS Anmol on area patrol was diverted to undertake medical evacuation from MT Hansa Prem. The ship arrived datum and embarked the patient onboard at 1215 hrs on 15 Jul 18. The ship entered Haldia at 0030 hrs on 16 Jul 18 and handed over the patient to local agent for further medical management.

 

 

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

Medical Evacuation from MT DA Young off Port Blair


Medical Evacuation of Master of ‘MV Ultra Trust’


Medical Evacuation from 'MV Queen Mary-2' Off Mormugoa


Medical Evacuation from Tug Esteem


Medical Evacuation from MV Panamax-4


Medical Evacuation from MT Afra Hawthorn.


Medical Evacuation of Forest Guard from LOP Tillan Chang.


Medical Evacuation from MT Sea Dragon


Medical Evacuation from MTBW Puma


Medical Evacuation from ‘MV Lucky Seven’ off Goa

 

Medical Evacuation from MV ‘Zealand Almere’


Medical Evacuation from MT Asavari


Medical Evacuation from MV Yanduanjino-I


Medical Assistance to Fisherman of Fishing Boat ‘Pavitra Traikya’


Assistance to Seriously Wounded Patient onboard SLFV ‘Geeth Baba 03’


Medical Evacuation from MT ‘Sri Vishnu’


Medical Evacuation from MT Hansa Prem

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