A Vietnamese vessel rescued on Wednesday a Georgian crew member of a Tanzanian cargo ship off Nha Trang City who was in a coma caused by a head injury, according to the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center.
The rescue center received an emergency call for help from the Tanzania-flagged DOLPHIN ship when the crude oil tanker was located 150 nautical miles southeast of Nha Trang on its way from China to Singapore at 6:30 pm on Tuesday.
The captain reported that Imeda Takidze, a 33-year-old Georgian crew member, was suffering from a hematoma, swelling, unconsciousness, and irregular breathing due to a head injury.
|Rescuers climb a rope ladder onto Tanzania-flagged DOLPHIN ship to the aid of a Georgian crew member suffering a head injury off Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, April 13, 2022. Photo: Van Binh / Tuoi Tre|
Although the patient had been given medicine and an emergency ventilator, his life was in danger.
The center thus dispatched a vessel marked SAR 27-01 from Nha Trang to the aid of DOLPHIN.
After its medical staff gave first aid to the patient, the vessel arrived in Nha Trang at 4:00 pm on Wednesday.
The patient was then transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
|Rescuers use a pulley to move a Georgian crew member suffering a head injury from Tanzania-flagged DOLPHIN ship to vessel SAR 27-01 off Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, April 13, 2022. Photo: Van Binh / Tuoi Tre|