|On Thursday morning, a rescue ship arrived to help treat a cruise ship passenger experiencing respiratory failure. — VNA/VNS Photo|
VŨNG TÀU — Rescue ship SAR 413, belonging to Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No 3, took Joe Vanier, an ill 53-year-old Canadian man, to the mainland in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu at 7:45am on Thursday.
The man then was taken to a hospital in
The captain of the cruise ship had immediately contacted the rescue centre for help at 00:02am on Thursday.
After receiving the request, the centre told the captain to change the ship’s direction to return to Vũng Tàu. The centre also required doctors from HCM City-based FV Hospital to instruct people in the cruise ship to give first aid to
In the meantime, the centre dispatched the rescue ship to quickly take