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Indian Coast Guard evacuates foreign national from Merchant Vessel in Arabian sea


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One more time Indian Coast guard (ICG) has done a remarkable and commendable work and made the nation proud by helping the saving the life of a Foreign national.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Ankit undertook medical evacuation of a foreign national from Arabian Sea on Monday. The patient was safely brought to Porbandar and shifted to Govt. Hospital at Porbandar and then to Rajkot. 

On Monday, 13 February 23, at about 04:30 PM, ICG Maritime Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Porbandar received distress alert regarding medical emergency onboard Liberian Flagged Merchant Vessel Irenes Ray which was on passage from Srilanka to Pakistan. The position of the Merchant Vessel was ascertained and found to be approx. 200 kms off Porbandar coast in Arabian Sea.

ICG District Headquarters at Porbandar responded promptly and a Fast Patrol Ship, ICGS Ankit was directed to proceed with maximum speed from Porbandar. The ICG Ship made a rendezvous with merchant vessel at 07:20 PM. The 57 years old Philippines national was found to have suffered severe head injury and was unconscious. The patient was evacuated and taken onboard ICG Ship. Immediate medical relief was provided at Sea by ICG medical team. The Ship alongwith patient entered Porbandar Harbour at 11:00 PM. Post necessary medical management by Medical Team of Coast Guard District Headquarters, the patient was transferred to Govt Hospital, Porbandar for further medical management from where he was shifted to Govt hospital at Rajkot.

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