VASCO: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has rescued an ailing crew member of a MV Christina ship off Goa coast.
A crew of MV Christina J, operating way west of Goa demanded medical attention.
The crew named Ervie Ferraren Dagpin age 32 yrs with history of hepatitis complained of occasional abdominal and upper back pain and the ship relayed the distress message to the alert Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre during the dark hours on 16 Aug 21.
The Operations team on analyzing the location assisted the patient on call using available medical expertise and directed the vessel to start closing towards Goa.
The vessel was later identified on the Radar plot through the Remote operating Station operator as it closed the coast.
Meanwhile the local agent and port control were informed and liaised for coordinating the medical evacuation of the ailing seaman.
The ship arrived Mormugao anchorage at about 1800 hrs on 17 Aug 21 and further shifted by boat to MPT jetty. The Medical Team of Indian Coast Guard, Goa assessed the medical status, provided first aid and with the help of agent shifted the patient to Manipal civil hospital, Panjim, Goa