Ill Crew Member Evacuated from UK Ship by Indian Coast Guard

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On Thursday, May 16, the Indian Coast Guard successfully evacuated a critically ill British mariner from the UK sealift ship Anvil Point. The Ro-Ro vessel, registered in the United Kingdom, was en route to Muara after departing from Dubai.

Late on Wednesday night, around 9 PM, the UK Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre contacted the Mumbai Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) regarding a medical emergency involving a 62-year-old crew member, suspected to have deep vein thrombosis.

The Mumbai MRCC subsequently instructed the Kochi Rescue Coordination Centre to conduct the rescue operation and directed Anvil Point to head towards Kochi for the medical evacuation. The Kochi Rescue Centre arranged a telemedicine consultation to assess the patient's condition and provide initial first aid.

The Indian Coast Guard then deployed ICG C-40 with a medical team. Additionally, another ICG vessel, Arnvesh, was dispatched to offer medical assistance and facilitate the patient's evacuation from Anvil Point.

Following the evacuation, the patient was transferred to Kochi and immediately admitted to Renai Hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition.