MEDICAL EVACUATION

 

Medical Emergency Onboard IFB Sidheshwari.    On 27 Jan 24, during routine surveillance, ICG Dornier CG 754 intercepted a VHF call from IFB Sidheshwari regarding medical emergency onboard in position 20 N miles South-West of Dwarka Lt. The patient (Mr. Makvana Manubhai Alabhai, Age-50 Yrs) had reported severe injury while handling fishing net ropes at sea. On receipt of information, ICG ALH CG 863 was tasked at 1405 h on 27 Jan 24 for MEDEVAC. ICG ALH evacuated the patient and landed at Okha at 1520 h on 27 Jan 24. Thereafter, the patient was handed over to boat owner’s relative for further medical management.

 

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Medical Emergency Onboard Passenger Vessel Celebrity Millennium.    At 1916 h on 19 Feb 24, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai received an email from Passenger Vessel Celebrity Millennium (Flag - Malta) regarding medical emergency onboard in position 30 N miles North west of Aguada. The patient (Name-Mr Cruz Mendez Fernando, Nationality – Mexican, Age-53 Yrs) was suffering from suspected cardiac arrest and thus merited urgent medical evacuation. On receipt of information, ICG Ship C-158 was diverted to render assistance. ICG Ship arrived datum and embarked patient along with his wife and one medical attendant at 2150 h on 19 Feb 24. Thereafter, the ship entered Mormugao harbour at 2340 h and handed over the patient to local agent for further medical management at SMRC Hospital, Chicalim Goa. The condition of patient was reported to be stable.

 

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Medical Emergency Onboard IFB Vijaya Laxmi (Reg. no. IND-MH-7-MM-2334).    At 1634 h on 28 Feb 24, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai received information from Maya Industry Corporation Mumbai regarding medical emergency onboard IFB Vijaya Laxmi in position 60 N miles North West of Mumbai. The patient (Name-Mr Bhikaji Keshav, Age- 60 Yrs) was suffering from severe pain view benign prostatic hypertrophy and thus merited urgent medical evacuation. On receipt of information, at 2005 h on 28 Feb 24, ICG Ship Samudra Prahari was diverted to render necessary medical assistance. ICG Ship effected R/V with IFB Vijaya Laxmi at 2250 h and embarked the patient at 2300 h on 28 Feb 24. Subsequently, ship’s medical officer provided necessary medical aid. Thereafter, the ICG Ship arrived off Mumbai at 0630 h on 29 Feb 24 and handed over the patient to IFB Tesai Mauli Kripa, arranged by owner for further medical management. The condition of patient was reported to be stable.

 

 

Medical Emergency Onboard MV Lila Lisbon (IMO-9252498).    At 2346 h on 15 Mar 24, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Chennai received information from ROS Visakhapatnam regarding medical emergency onboard MV Lila Lisbon (Flag-Liberia) in position 246 N miles South-East of Paradip. The Patient (Name-Mr. Dawe, Age-59 Yrs, Nationality-Indian) was suffering from Chest, Shoulder and Jaw pain, thus merited urgent medical evacuation. On receipt of information, ICG Ship C-425 was deployed to render assistance. ICG Ship arrived datum and evacuated the patient at 1832 h on 16 Mar 24 in position 10 N miles South-East of Paradip. Thereafter, the ship entered Paradip harbour and handed over the patient to local shipping agent, M/s JM Baxi for further medical management. The condition of the patient was reported to be stable.

 

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