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Indian Coast Guard undertakes medical evacuation off Mumbai

In yet another life saving mission, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) undertook medical evacuation in the dark hours from an SCI ship MV Goa off Mumbai in the wee hours of Thursday.



Mumbai: In yet another life saving mission, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) undertook medical evacuation in the dark hours from an SCI ship MV Goa off Mumbai in the wee hours of Thursday.

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) of Mumbai received a telephonic message on April 6 from the master of the SCI vessel MV Goa stating immediate medical evacuation of Binood Kumar, who was profusely bleeding from ear and hand with first degree burn on right wrist with blisters, as he got struck in pantry bulkhead.

24 -year old Binood Kumar is fourth engineer of the Merchant Vessel. The vessel was about 22 NM (approximately 40 kms) North West of Mumbai.

Considering the patient`s condition, the mission was undertaken in shortest possible time by diverting the Indian Coast Guard ship, Agrim, which was on patrol off Mumbai, to provide assistance to the wounded person.

ICGS Agrim, a Coast Guard patrol vessel reached MV Goa in the dark hours and after examining the patient, evacuated him from MV to the ICG Ship.

The patient was brought to Mumbai harbour and was handed over to the civil boat Arbas today for hospitalisation.

MRCC Mumbai coordinated the mission, giving update to the ship as well as arrangements ashore through the ship`s agents.

The patient was later transferred to the Shah clinic in Marine Lines for further medical care and his condition is now stable.

From Zee News

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