Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:
At 12h33, Monday, 22 June, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a ship at anchor in the Langebaan Lagoon.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 5 was launched accompanied by a WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic.
On arrival on the scene the patient, a 55 year old Filipino crewman, suffering injuries sustained during routine work onboard the vessel, was transferred from the ship onto our sea rescue craft and in the care of the EMS rescue paramedic he was brought to our NSRI rescue base.
The patient, in a serious but stable condition, was transported to hospital by South African Paramedic Services ambulance for further medical care.
NSRI are informed that the patient is recovering and will most likely return to the ship on Friday this week.
Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said:
On Monday, 22 June, our NSRI Mossel Bay crew, while attending to routine maintenance at our NSRI rescue base, offered to assist a local yacht needing to be towed into the harbour to be moored.
Earlier attempts by the yacht owner to get his yacht onto her trailer at the slipway were not successful and a local boat, Blue Pointer, offered to the yacht to deeper water but they were not able to bring the yacht into the harbour.
We launched our sea rescue craft Rescue 15 and rendezvoused with the yacht outside of the harbour.
We took the yacht under tow and towed her to her moorings and once safely moored no further assistance was required.
Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said:
At 19h25, Monday, 22 June, NSRI Durban duty crew and Netcare 911 ambulance services were alerted to prepare to patient evacuate a 37 year old Indonesian crewman suffering a medical complaint and requiring patient evacuation off a fishing trawler heading towards Durban from deep sea and expected to arrive during Tuesday morning.
At 09h37, Tuesday, 23 June, the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie was launched, accompanied by 2 Netcare 911 rescue paramedics, and we rendezvoused with the ship at the outer anchorage off-shore of Durban.
A Netcare 911 rescue paramedics and an NSRI rescue swimmer boarded the ship and took over care of the patient from the ships medical crew.
The patient, walking wounded and in a stable condition, was secured to a safety line and transferred from the ship onto the sea rescue craft.
The patient was brought to our NSRI Durban sea rescue base and he has been transported to hospital in a stable cby a Netcare 911 ambulance.
All Covid-19 precautions and protocols were observed during the operation.
NSRI Emergency Operations Centre, Telkom Maritime Radio Services, WC Government Health EMS, Netcare 911 duty coordinators, NSRI Durban duty controllers, Transnet National Ports Authority and Port Health Authorities assisted Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in communications, coordination and logistics during the operation.
The operation completed at 11h00.