Indian Coast Guard Evacuates Sick Crew from MV Vishva Uday

Port Blair, Sept 02: In the early hours of 01 September 18, Indian Coast Guard Ship C-423 evacuated a 25 years old Indian namely Mr. Ravi Kumar from onboard Merchant Vessel ‘Vishva Uday’ whilst she was on passage from Haldia (India) to Singapore. The crew was reported to be suffering from high fever and severe body pain.
Captain of the merchant vessel ‘Vishva Uday’ requested Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC), Port Blair for urgent medical evacuation of the ill crew.
The vessel was approx 121 NM away from Port Blair at the time of emergency reporting. Considering criticality of the situation, on receipt of information, MRCC Port Blair directed the master of the vessel to proceed with maximum available speed towards Port Blair for safe medical evacuation.
Indian Coast Guard Ship C-423 was deployed from Port Blair and she successfully evacuated the patient and handed him over to SCI representative at Haddo jetty, Port Blair at 0530 hrs on 01 Sep 18. The patient was transferred to GB pant hospital for further medical treatment. The condition of the patient is reported to be normal.
As part of its charter of duties, Indian Coast Guard is dedicated to serve the mariners in distress at sea. This medical evacuation again reflects the acumen ship and commitment of Indian Coast Guard towards safeguarding precious lives at sea.

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