|Filipino crewmember Guerrero Rosmeni Nedia, 48, on the Greek ship Leonidas en route from Singapore to China, was being carried to Việt Nam’s search and rescue vessel SAR412 to be brought back to mainland for medical care. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Sơn|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — A Filipino crew member, who suffered a heart attack on his ship while sailing off the central city of Đà Nẵng, was saved on Wednesday by the search and rescue centre.
At 1:27pm on February 28, the captain of the Greek ship Leonidas placed an emergency call to Việt Nam’s search and rescue centre, asking for medical assistance for crew member Guerrero Rosmeni Nedia, 48, who had a heart attack.
The ship’s location was 45 nautical miles away from Tri Tôn (Triton) island of Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago, as it was en route from Singapore to China.
In response to the call, Việt Nam’s rescue centre immediately deployed its vessel SAR412 with a team of doctors on board.
After hours of navigating the sea at night, SAR412 successfully approached Leonidas. The doctors managed to keep Nedia’s condition stable before loading him on SAR412 and transporting him to the mainland for further care.
The rescue vessel reached Đà Nẵng Port at 11:36pm the same day, after which Nedia was admitted to Hoàn Mỹ Hospital. — VNS