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Indian Coast Guard Executes Successful Medical Evacuation of Chinese Crew off Mumbai Coast

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New Delhi: In a swift and successful operation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted a medical evacuation of a Chinese crew member from the Panama-flagged vessel MT Hua Wei 8 off the coast of Mumbai on October 14, 2023. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai, received a distress call late on October 13, 2023, from the vessel, requesting urgent medical evacuation for a 49-year-old Chinese crew member suffering from a stroke combined with Hemiplegia.

The vessel, en route from New Mangalore to Bin Qasim, Pakistan, found itself 122 nautical miles from Mumbai and sought assistance due to the unavailability of a tug for evacuation.

Responding to the critical situation, the Indian Coast Guard deployed ICG ship C-439 for the medical evacuation. Despite challenging low visibility conditions, the operation commenced at Mumbai Anchorage at 0830 hrs, resulting in the successful evacuation of the patient, who was then disembarked at Mumbai harbour.

The patient was handed over to the local agent at Mumbai Port berth for further medical management ashore. This operation not only showcased the Indian Coast Guard’s operational efficiency but also underscored its unwavering commitment to ensuring maritime safety in Indian waters.

 

The successful execution of this medical evacuation once again highlights the vital role played by the Indian Coast Guard in safeguarding lives at sea and upholding maritime safety standards.

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