A 31-year-old Chinese crew member with severe injuries on his right hand has been evacuated from Motor Tanker (MT) Sea Dragon by an Indian Coast Guard Ship, 25 km off Mangaluru coast.
Sea Dragon, a Liberia-registered 230-metre long LPG carrier, was cruising from Singapore to Fujairah, UAE, on Tuesday when it reported boilerman, Hong Jiangyu suffering an injury on the index finger of his right hand and needed immediate evacuation.
On receiving the information, Coast Guard Karnataka Headquarters at Mangaluru diverted ICGS ‘Savitribai Phule’, to render assistance.
The ship, commanded by Commandant Manish Kumar, dispatched its medical team which found that Hong had a serious injury on the index finger of his right hand.
After providing first aid, he was shifted to the coast guard vessel safely.
The Coast Guard ship returned to New Mangalore harbour with the injured crew member for rendering further medical assistance to him.
Expressing satisfaction over the swift medical evacuation, Deputy Inspector General SS Dasila, Commander, Coast Guard Karnataka, said that every life is precious and all efforts would be made to safeguard life and property at the sea.