Three Filipino crew members were evacuated after being injured aboard along the Durban coast on Wednesday, June 9.
The crew were injured on board during normal ship operations as they passed on the high seas around the South African coast. One of the crew had to be airlifted to hospital.
NSRI SAVES FILIPINO CREW IN PORT OF DURBAN
NSRI Durban duty coxswain Paul Bevis said that at 9:31 p.m. on Tuesday June 8, NSRI Durban duty crew and ambulance services were dispatched for the arrival of a carrier vessel. containers with crew members.
“It was initially planned to leave the rescuers on the ship to treat the patients on board, then to evacuate the wounded from the ship at the first light of day.
“Upon arrival at the ship, in calm seas and rapidly improving sea conditions, the NSRI paramedics and lifeguards were transferred to the ship and the patients, 2 in serious conditions, were stabilized and in a high angle rope engineering operation, all 3 transferred to the lifeboat at sea.
Bevis said a Netcare 911 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) helicopter and a Netcare 911 ambulance were sent to the sea rescue station on standby.
“A man, in serious but stable condition, was airlifted to hospital by a Netcare 911 helicopter and the other two men, one in serious but stable condition and the other in stable condition, were were taken to hospital by the Netcare 911 ambulance. The operation ended at 6:05 am.
THREE RESCUE AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF A LUXURY YACHT ON ROBBEN ISLAND
On Wednesday June 9, NSRI confirmed the rescue of three men on Tuesday June 8, after their luxury yacht ran aground on Robben Island, Cape Town.
The Princess motor yacht was sold by Boating World SA. It was a used Princess 45, one of the best models of motor yachts in the world.
“On arrival at the scene, in calm seas and dense fog, the ship was found to be hard stranded and heeling. A lifeguard swimmer was deployed to swim and wade to the ship. Relaying one by one, the three crew members were helped to shore by the NSRI lifeguard and were assisted by DEFF officers on the land side.
“Efforts to pull the yacht out of the rocks were investigated, but at low tide the effort was abandoned and an anchor was deployed in an attempt to keep the yacht away from shore at high tide which was to occur in the early morning hours. The control of disaster risk management has been alerted.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-10 05:46:11