Photos: Indian Navy Medevacs Malaysian Seafarer From Singapore-Flagged Ship

A Malaysian man who faced a sudden medical emergency onboard a Singapore flagged ship near Mumbai was rescued by the Indian Navy on Thursday.

Singaporean merchant ship MV Eagle Tampa
Image Credits: @DefPROMumbai – Twitter

The person in question suffered a digestive problem on the ship which ultimately caused breathing difficulties for him. Hence immediate rescue and treatment were needed. on board a vessel near the Mumbai coast. The 34-year-old apparently had gastroesophageal reflux.

Distress Signal Issued

The Western Naval Command received information about a medical emergency onboard the Singaporean vessel MV Eagle Tampa which ultimately prompted the Navy to carry out the medical evacuation.

#IndianNavy Seaking helicopter responding to a medical emergency by a Singaporean merchant ship MV Eagle Tampa
Image Credits: @DefPROMumbai – Twitter

“An #IndianNavy Seaking helicopter was deployed today morning responding to a medical emergency by a Singaporean merchant ship MV Eagle Tampa 18 NM off Mumbai. A 34 years old Malaysian citizen was evacuated safely from the ship by the Seeking and transferred to a hospital in Mumbai,” Directorate of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence, Mumbai tweeted.

IndianNavy Seaking helicopter responding to a medical emergency by a Singaporean merchant ship MV Eagle Tampa
Image Credits: @DefPROMumbai – Twitter

Patient Hospitalised

The evacuation was carried out by the Naval Seeking Helicopter of INS Shikra after attempts to transfer the patient to a tug failed twice.

IndianNavy Seaking helicopter responding to a medical emergency by a Singaporean merchant ship MV Eagle Tampa
Image Credits: @DefPROMumbai – Twitter

A private ambulance later took the patient to a nearby hospital.

Reference: yahoo.com

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