Vietnamese Crew Rescues Filipino Sailor in Distress
The sailor received the aid from Vessel SAR 412 on September 29, and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
|Vietnamese health workers and rescue forces provided first aid for the victim and brought him to the mainland. Photo: VNA|
At 17:57 on September 28, 51-year-old Rallos Rory Jerome, who was on DHT Sundarbans that was en route from Huizhou port (China) to Singapore, fell and struck his head against a metal wall, going unconscious. He was suspected of suffering traumatic brain injury.
The ship's captain immediately contacted the center via shipping agent and logistics provider Asiatrans Vietnam to ask for help.
Upon learning about the incident, the center instructed the vessel to redirect its course towards Da Nang, while coordinating with relevant forces to deploy a rescue plan. It dispatched the specialized search and rescue vessel SAR 412 to the site.
After approaching DHT Sundarbans at around 10:57 a.m. on September 29, Vietnamese health workers and rescue forces provided first aid for the victim and brought him to the mainland.
On Saturday, Indonesia navy declared that its missing submarine had sunk, which also ended the hope of finding 53 crew members.
"If it weren't for you, we would already be on the ocean floor!" says one grateful survivor.
The Vietnam's embassy in the Republic of Korea (RoK) deployed citizen protection measures and assisted Vietnamese sailors rescued off Korea's coast.