Coast Guard Evacuates Injured Person From Merchant Vessel

ICGS Agrim, a Coast Guard (CG) patrol vessel reached MV Goa and after examining the patient, evacuated him.

Published: 07th April 2016 10:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2016 10:38 AM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: The Coast Guard evacuated an injured employee from an SCI ship MV Goa off Mumbai coast early today.

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Mumbai received a telephonic message at 7.27 PM yesterday from the master of the Shipping Corporation of India vessel seeking immediate medical evacuation of Binood Kumar (24).

Kumar, fourth engineer of the merchant vessel, was profusely bleeding from ear and hand with first degree burn on right wrist and blisters as he got struck in pantry bulkhead, an official release said.

The vessel was about 22 NM (approximately 40 kms) north-west of Mumbai, it added.

Considering the patient's condition, the mission was undertaken in shortest possible time by diverting the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship, Agrim, which was on patrol off Mumbai, to provide assistance to the wounded person, the release said.

ICGS Agrim, a Coast Guard (CG) patrol vessel reached MV Goa and after examining the patient, evacuated him from MV to the ICG Ship.

The patient was brought to Mumbai harbour and was handed over to the civil boat Arbas at about 02.40 AM today for hospitalisation. MRCC Mumbai coordinated the mission, giving update to the ship as well as arrangements ashore through the ship's agents, the statement added.

The patient was later transferred to the Shah clinic in Marine Lines here for further medical care and his condition is now stable, it said.

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