Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said; “At 10a.m., Tuesday, 04th August, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were placed on alert by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) reporting the bulk carrier SPRING HYDRANGEA, sailing from India to Rio De Janeiro, heading towards Port Elizabeth and requiring medical assistance for their Chief Cook suffering suspected yellow jaundice and requiring evacuation to hospital.
“At 17h00 NSRI Port Elizabeth launched the sea rescue craft EIKOS RESCUER IV accompanied by a Relay Ambulance Services paramedic and rendezvoused with SPRING HYDRANGEA 1.5 nautical miles off-shore of Port Elizabeth’s Port.
“The patient, a 45 year old Filipino, in a stable condition (walking wounded), was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought to shore and he has been transported to doctors in a Relay ambulance services ambulance for further medical evaluation and possible hospitalisation.”
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