Sunday, 18th May, 2014. Turkish Naval seaman transferred to hospital:
At 16h30, Sunday, 18th May, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority following a request for patient evacuation from the Turkish Naval supply vessel TCG.YB.KUDRET.GUNGOR reporting a seaman onboard to be suffering abdominal pains and requiring evacuation to hospital.
Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: “Our NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteers launched our sea rescue craft EIKOS RESCUER IV and rendezvoused with the ship 2 nautical miles off Port Elizabeth.
“On arrival on-scene the patient, in his 20’s, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft accompanied by their ships doctor and their ships supply officer and brought to our sea rescue base where Gardmed ambulance services took over care and transported the patient, in a stable condition, to hospital for further treatment.”