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Coast Guards rescue sick Myanmar sailor stranded mid-sea

The sailor Than Htike Lwin (Myanmar national) sustained blunt trauma abdomen during maintenance on hydraulic pipeline onboard. He had complained of severe pain in abdomen and experienced breathing difficulty.

SNS | Bhubaneswar |

The Indian Coast Guards successfully airlifted a critically-ill Myanmar sailor onboard MT GB Venture Singapore ship, anchored at South of Sagar in West Bengal coast due to machinery breakdown to a Bhubaneswar-based private hospital on Monday.

According to a statement, the Coast Guard Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) was launched from the Coast Guard Air Enclave Bhubaneswar, for evacuation of the patient.  The pilot safely maneuvered the helicopter and evacuated the patient in critical condition, from the vessel at about 10.30 in the morning.

Post evacuation, the helicopter proceeded to Bhubaneswar and disembarked the patient at about 11.40 in the morning. The injured crew was thereafter admitted at the Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar, for further medical treatment. The local agent coordinated thereafter, with the Hospital staff and the condition of the patient is reported stable, reads the statement.

According to information, the sailor Than Htike Lwin (Myanmar national) had sustained blunt trauma abdomen during maintenance on hydraulic pipeline onboard. He had complained of severe pain in abdomen and experienced difficulty in breathing. The master of the vessel had requested the Coast Guard for medical evacuation. The vessel was in position 80 nautical miles East North East of Paradip.