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Foreign sailor rescued off Hoàng Sa Islands

Update: September, 11/2019 - 04:28


Dorde Perunovic, 50 with Montenegro nationality, receives first aid on board of  the Panama-flagged MSC ESTHI cargo ship on the water off Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Islands of Việt Nam. His life was saved. — Photo courtesy MRCC2

ĐÀ NẴNG — A Montenegrin crew member on the Panama-flagged MSC ESTHI cargo ship was rescued after suffering a stroke on board a ship in waters south of the Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Islands of Việt Nam on Tuesday.

The Đà Nẵng-based Maritime Co-ordination and Rescue Centre No2 (MRCC2) said the centre received a message from the ship around 7am on Tuesday morning saying that a crew member, Dorde Perunovic, 50 was seriously ill on the way from Singapore to China.

Doctors from the centre gave staff on the ship first aid guidance on the phone.

The ship was then guided to move to waters nearer Đà Nẵng, and a rescue ship, SAR 412 was sent from the centre to collect the stricken crew member.

The rescue ship and a team of doctors from the city’s emergency centre found the cargo ship at 9.45am on Tuesday before giving first treatment to the victim and taking him to the port of Đà Nẵng.

Rescuers move the ill sailor from board of cargo ship to rescue boat of the Đà Nẵng-based Maritime Co-ordination and Rescue Centre No 2 for treatment in Đà Nẵng. — Photo courtesy MRCC2

Perunovic was taken to the MRCC 2 centre’s port at 1.10pm, and his life was saved with first aid treatment from Vietnamese doctors. He was sent to a hospital in Đà Nẵng, where he remains for further treatment. — VNS

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