Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said; “At 16h40 on Friday 8 August, NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft EIKOS RESCUER IV to rendezvous with the 294 meter bulk carrier SERNANDINO, sailing from Singapore to a holding anchor off Cape Agulhas and requiring medical assistance for a 55 year old Romanian sailor onboard suffering discomfort with ‘something in his eye’. We suspect he had scratched the film of his pupil and it was causing him discomfort and attempts to alleviate the condition had been unsuccessful and he required evacuation to hospital.
“NSRI Port Elizabeth had first been alerted on Wednesday evening that the vessel would sail towards Port Elizabeth from deep sea and on Friday afternoon they arrived in Port Elizabeth waters and we responded to casualty evacuate the sailor.
“On arrival on-scene, 4.8 nautical miles East of Cape Recife, the sailor was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought to Port where the ships agent transported the sailor to hospital for further treatment.”
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Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2014/08/i-have-something-in-my-eye/