A Filipino crew member, who suffered a heart attack on his ship while sailing off the central city of Danang, was saved on February 28 by the search and rescue centre.
|Filipino crew member Guerrero Rosmeni Nedia, 48, on the Greek ship Leonidas en route from Singapore to China, was being carried to Vietnam’s search and rescue vessel SAR412 to be brought back to mainland for medical care. |
At 1:27pm on February 28, the captain of the Greek ship Leonidas placed an emergency call to Vietnam’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 Triton island of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, as it was en route from Singapore to China.
In response to the call, Vietnam’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 Danang Port at 11:36pm the same day, after which Nedia was admitted to Hoan My Hospital.