Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said:
At 13h30, Thursday, 01st March, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew, accompanied by an EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic, aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft, rendezvoused with the Motor Vessel MV Sakizaya Justice, sailing from Singapore to the United States, to patient evacuate a 42 year old Chinese crewman suffering an injured middle finger sustained from being accidentally slammed in a closing hatch door.
We were initially alerted on Tuesday to their pending arrival off-shore of Port Elizabeth and on our arrival on the scene, in Algoa Bay, 7 nautical miles from Port, the patient was secured into a basket stretcher and transferred off the ship onto our sea rescue craft and he was brought ashore, in a stable condition, in the care of the EMS rescue paramedic, and a Ships Agent has taken the patient to hospital for treatment.
The ship has continued on her way to her destination.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE