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Midnight medical evacuation off Mangaluru Coast saves mariner

The ship was anchored at a range of 9.5 nautical mile from New Mangalore.
Last Updated : 27 December 2023, 07:58 IST
Last Updated : 27 December 2023, 07:58 IST

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Mangaluru: The Indian Coast Guard successfully carried out a medical evacuation of a crew member of MR Ivory Ray ship and helped in saving the life of a mariner.

The ship was anchored at a range of 9.5 nautical mile from New Mangalore.

In the early hours of Wednesday, Coast Guard Headquarters, Karnataka received a distress call from the agent of MT Ivory Ray, on critical injury onboard. One of the crew member had fallen in the washroom due to weakness and needed immediate medical assistance.

Indian Coast Guard Interceptor boat C-448 with a Medical Officer rushed to the spot at 2.10 am and helped in the safe transfer of unconscious patient under medical supervision.

“The successful execution of the mariner by IB C-448 in the middle of the night will repose the faith of mariners on the capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard which will enable them to pursue economic activities with confidence. The maritime security and economic security are interlinked for which safety of mariners is paramount. Indian Coast Guard is committed for safer and secure seas,” said spokesperson of the Indian Coast Guard, Karnataka.

The timely and effective response underscores the Coast Guard's unwavering commitment to preserving life at sea. The dedication of the Coast Guard teams, alongside the seamless collaboration between interceptor boat C-448, the district headquarters of Indian Coast Guard, and medical personnel, ensured the swift and safe evacuation of the crew member in critical condition.

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Published 27 December 2023, 07:58 IST

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