A Filipino sailor is recovering in a local hospital after he was evacuated off a Brazil-bound ship by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in Port Elizabeth in rough seas on Monday morning.
According to Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander; “At 09h38, Monday, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV, accompanied by Eastern Cape Government Health EMS rescue paramedics, to patient evacuate a 28-year-old Filipino crewman, suffering a dislocated shoulder, from the container ship, Value, sailing from Singapore to Brazil.
“We rendezvoused with the ship 7 nautical miles off-shore, in rough 2 meter sea swells and a gusting 30 knot South Westerly wind.”
He said that the injured crewman was transferred onto the NSRI’s sea rescue craft in a chair harness and into the care of the paramedics.
“We brought him into Port and he was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.”