Port Elizabeth – Sunday 21 August 2011: NSRI casualty evacuate ill fisherman from passing ship:
At 18h19 on Sunday, 22 August our NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteer duty crew were called out by the Transnet National Ports Authority following a request for medical assistance from the bulk carrier GLOBAL COMMANDER reporting a 49 year old Chinese male crewman on board suffering abdominal pains.
We launched EIKOS RESCUER IV in 4 to 5 meter rough sea swells and rendezvoused with the ship 4.5 nautical miles from Port.
On arrival on-scene our sea rescue medic found the patient to be stable. He was taken aboard our sea rescue craft and brought to our base where the ships agent transported the sailor to hospital for further evaluation and treatment.