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Filipino sailor found in critical condition by Vietnamese rescue teams

Friday, August 12, 2016, 12:18 GMT+7

Vietnamese rescue units have provided prompt treatment for a Filipino sailor who fell into a critical condition after suffering an asthma attack while working at sea, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The rescue vessel SAR 272 of the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center brought Baroma Edmundo, a Filipino crew member aboard a Liberian ship, to the mainland in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in an emergency rescue mission around 5:00 pm on Thursday.

Edmundo was aboard the NAVE CETUS, en route from Mexico to Singapore, when he suffered a particularly severe asthma attack that resulted in his falling into a critical state.

A distress signal was sent out by the vessel from approximately 215 nautical miles southeast of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The incident was received by the Ho Chi Minh City coastal information station and transferred to the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center.

The vessel was then asked to relocate to a designated area where Vietnamese rescue units would quickly be able to reach the ship and provide assistance to the victim.

After being brought ashore in a near fatal condition, Edmundo was immediately treated by doctors from the Le Loi Hospital, located in Vung Tau City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

As soon as the patient’s condition stabilized, he was taken to the infirmary for further treatment.

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