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PORT ELIZABETH:On Friday, 30th June, at 15h58, NSRI Port Elizabeth launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft to rendezvous with the bulk carrier Cape Orchid at anchor 3.5 nautical miles off shore from the Port of Port Elizabeth to patient evacuate a medically ill 41 year old Filipino crewman.The operation was carried out without incident and on arrival in Port an EC Government Health EMS ambulance transported the patient, in a stable condition, to hospital for further treatment.ST FRANCIS BAY:On Tuesday, 04 July, NSRI St Francis Bay were alerted to a crewman collapsed unconscious on the fishing vessel Vukani but prior to launching sea rescue craft to respond Vukani reported to be coming into the Port of St Francis with the local crewman reportedly deceased on board and believed to have died from natural causes.NSRI St Francis Bay crew, the SA Police Services and the Forensic Pathology Services were on hand on Vukani's arrival in Port and the deceased crewman was taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police opened an investigation as is standard protocol.Sincere Condolences are conveyed.DURBAN:On Thursday, 06 July, at 11h50, NSRI Durban duty crew were alerted to the Master of the Ship Freight Margie reported to be collapsed unconscious onboard at anchorage 7 nautical miles off-shore from the Port of Durban.The sea rescue craft Megan II was launched accompanied by Netcare 911 rescue paramedics and on arrival on the scene NSRI crew and the rescue paramedics were put aboard the vessel where the ships Captain, an Italian, was declared deceased by paramedics from a suspected heart attack.NSRI crew and a rescue paramedic remained onboard and the ship was brought into Port where they were met by the SA Police Services, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) officials and the Forensic Pathology Services and the body of the man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and an investigation opened by Police as is protocol.Sincere Condolences are conveyed.Picture: NSRI Durban crew and Netcare 911 rescue paramedics aboard the sea rescue craft Megan II on-scene at Freight Margie off-shore of the Port of Durban.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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