Thursday, March 20, 2008

NSRI rescues Croatian officer

By Henry Booysen
20 March 2008


The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa has this morning with the assistance if the South African Air Force 22 Squadron Oryx helicopter rescued a 27 year old Croatian 3rd Officer from the 335 metre Oil Tanker Overseas Chris.

The Croatian Mark Predovan who had been suffering from ongoing back pain was rescued form the Tanker which was sailing from Angola to China.

“On arrival at the vessel the helicopter landed on the deck, the patient was transferred into the helicopter and into the care of a Netcare 911 paramedic, brought to Air Force Base Ysterplaat where he was transported further to the Christiaan Barnaard Memorial Hospital in a stable and satisfactory condition,” says NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

At the time of rescue the ship was 124 nautical miles off the West Coast and the ships master was requested to sail towards Cape Town for an early morning evacuation to take place.

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