Vietnam Provides Timely Support to Foreign Seafarers
On November 20, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center in Da Nang informed that the crew of a foreign ship that had an accident while passing through Vietnamese waters was rescued and safely transferred to Da Nang on the night of November 19. The rescue was conducted by the crewmembers of the ship SAR 274. These seafarers were then handed over to the authorities according to regulations.
Thanks to timely treatment, sailors survived the deadly experience. The Emergency Center of Da Nang city received and transferred them to a local hospital for further treatment.
|Bringing the victims to safety at sea in Da Nang on the night of November 19. (Photo: VNA)|
On November 18, the Center received information that the ship BELFUJI of the Republic of the Marshall Islands was sending requests for medical assistance. The ship was sailing from Bahia Blanca port in Argentina to Chinese Tianjin port. When distancing about 150 nautical miles to the southeast of the Vietnamese Hoang Sa archipelago, Vietnamese crewman Vu Thanh Tich showed worrying symptoms, including constant vomiting, rapidly weakened health with abdominal distension, yellow skin, and eyes. Fortunately, the Center was able to help the ill sailor.
Previously, on November 16-17, the Center also received the request for assistance from the EMIL vessel of the Cayman Islands (IMO number: 9462483) and the KATE cargo ship of the Marshall Islands (IMO number: 538004299).
In the EMIL vessel, one Russian crew member named Sokolov Andrei seriously injured his hand in a work accident while the ship was about 260 nautical miles from Nha Trang to the northeast. While the KATE cargo ship was sailing from Australia to China and arrived at a position 108 nautical miles southeast of Nha Trang, one Greek seafarer named Bako Konstantinos had an accident and broke his right leg.
As soon as the information was received, the Center coordinated with the Nha Trang Coastal Information Station to connect with the ships to provide medical advice and guidance on first aid treatment for the victims. At the same time, the Center requested the ships to urgently change direction to bring the victims to Nha Trang, and coordinated with the ship owner's representative in Vietnam for agreement on assistance plans.
|Providing timely support to Greek crew members on board EMIL. (Photo: Thoi Dai)|
The injured were given first aid at sea and brought to the wharf of the Center for Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center in Region 4 in Nha Trang, then handed over to the authorities on November 17. Currently, they have been taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Previously on November 8, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center was requested to provide support for seafarers in the ENERGY HOPE cargo ship.
The Panama cargo ship (IMO number: 9602356) was traveling from Singapore to South Korea. Two Filipino crew members of this ship were suffering from medical issues. Mechanical officer Clores Jose Rose Samonte (30 years old) had a labor accident that resulted in a headache and bleeding. In the meanwhile, mechanical staff Candelario Rizaldy Bagdoc (31 years old) was struggling in walking. The captain requested medical assistance and sent the two crew members to Nha Trang for emergency treatment.
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