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Injured Croatian sailor receives timely rescue

Update: September, 02/2017 - 02:00
Photo of Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre Regional 1’s SAR 411, which was dispatched to rescue the injured Croatian national sailor on Friday. — Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HẢI PHÒNG — The Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre Regional 1 in the northern port city of Hải Phòng (Haiphong MRCC), in co-ordination with local border guards rescued a Croatian sailor who suffered a severe accident offshore yesterday.

Reportedly due to an accident, the 30-year-old sailor, Magdalenic Ivica, suffered from serious damage to his internal organs, internal bleeding and a broken leg that needed immediate treatment while he was working on Ante Topic, which sails under the Marshall Islands flag.

Receiving an SOS, the Haiphong MRCC dispatched the SAR 411 to rescue the sailor. The sailor was still unstable after receiving first aid and his health deteriorated, necessitating an urgent return to land.

Despite difficulties caused by Typhoon Mawar, which caused rough seas and strong winds, rescuers brought the victim to Hải Phòng City and transferred him to hospital.

The sailor is reportedly no longer in a critical condition and has begun to recover.

The Hải Phòng MRCC will work with the Vietnamese Consulate Department and the Croatian Embassy in Việt Nam to prepare necessary documents and procedures to help the sailor return to his country after he has recovered. VNS

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