08 February 2014
The National Sea Rescue Institute in
Port Elizabeth and volunteer
sea rescue duty crew launched a sea rescue craft to rendezvous with the 229
meter bulk carrier ELENI, on a voyage to Singapore, to
casualty evacuated a 52 year old Filipino crewman suffering an eye injury.
NSRI Deputy Station Commander in
Port Elizabeth Justin Erasmus said the injury had reportedly been sustained
while the crewman had been working in the ships workshop and the ship diverted
towards the nearest Port of call.
Erasmus said it arrived in Port
Elizabeth, and on the same day the Port
Elizabeth Sea Rescue station were tasked to carry out the casualty evacuation
when the ship drew closer to land on Friday night.
Erasmus said on arrival on-scene, 7
nautical miles off-shore, we took the injured crewman aboard the sea rescue
craft and brought him into the Port of Port Elizabeth where a Guardmed
ambulance transported the sailor, in a stable condition, to hospital for
Labels: Crewman rescued with an eye injury in Port Elizabeth