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Injured engineer from tanker ship evacuated

15th November 2018, 03:39 Hrs

the goan I network

VASCO   

The Indian Coast Guard coordinated a medical evacuation of a patient from sea.   

According to information, a message was received by the Coast Guard at about 19.30 hours on Tuesday from the captain of an oil tanker, MT Dawn Mansarovar, calling for medical evacuation of Pavan Kumar Chahar, 2nd engineer who had his left hand middle finger seriously injured.   

The vessel was about 135 nautical miles from Mormugao. The maritime rescue coordination centre (MSRC) at the Coast Guard district headquarters Goa assessed the situation and called the local agent for further details.   

The local agent of the vessel informed that the ship was likely to arrive off Mormugao Port at about 9 am on Wednesday. Keeping the time of arrival of the vessel off MPT and condition of the patient, it was decided and agreed that a tug from MPT would be the safest way for disembarkation.

MPT was requested to provide all necessary assistance. Coast Guard ship was also kept on standby to sail immediately for rendering assistance if required. 

The tanker, Dawn Mansarovar, reached Goa at 8:30 hours on Wednesday and the patient Pawan Kumar Chahar was disembarked by MPT tug. Subsequently the patient was shifted to a hospital for further medical treatment. 

This evacuation was another well coordinated operation between the CG and the MPT.