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TABLE BAY:Robyn Silverstone, NSRI Table Bay duty controller, said:At 09h37, 11 March, NSRI Table Bay duty crew and WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics were activated to patient evacuate an ill sailor, a 37 year old Sri Lankan, off a Container Motor Vessel at anchorage off-shore of the Port of Table Bay.The motor vessel crew had alerted Port Authorities and MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) arranged for a WC Government Health EMS duty doctor to evaluate the patient’s condition in communications.It was deemed that the patient’s condition required that he needed to be evacuated to hospital as soon as possible.NSRI Emergency Operations Centre, NSRI Table Bay duty controllers, Telkom Maritime Radio Services, WC Government Health EMS, Transnet National Ports Authority and Port Health Authorities assisted MRCC in logistics and coordination of the patient evacuation operation.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom was launched, accompanied by 2 EMS rescue paramedics, and we rendezvoused with the vessel in 2 to 3 meter swells in Table Bay.2 NSRI rescue crew were transferred onto the vessel after the patient was confirmed to be walking wounded.Our 2 NSRI crew rigged a safety line and the patient was secured into PPE (personal protective gear) and he was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and once onboard he was taken into the care of the 2 EMS rescue paramedics.A Netcare 911 ambulance was arranged to stand-by at our NSRI sea rescue station at the V&A Waterfront.Our 2 NSRI rescue crew were transferred across to our sea rescue craft.In a stable condition the patient was brought to our sea rescue station and he has been transported by Netcare 911 ambulance to hospital for further care.The operation completed at 13h00.OYSTER BAY:Lodewyk van Rensburg, NSRI Oyster Bay station commander, said:At 19h09, 9 March, NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew were activated to patient evacuate a 55 year old local fisherman, with an illness, off a local fishing vessel off-shore West of Oyster Bay.Crew of the fishing vessel had alerted NSRI Oyster Bay duty controllers requesting medical assistance.MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) and Telkom Maritime radio services were contacted by NSRI and they arranged for a WC Government Health EMS duty doctor to evaluate the patient’s condition in communications and for the Port Health Authorities to assist with logistics.It was deemed that the patient’s condition required that he needed to be evacuated to hospital as soon as possible.NSRI Emergency Operations Centre, NSRI Oyster Bay duty controllers, Telkom Maritime Radio Services, WC Government Health EMS, Transnet National Ports Authority and Port Health Authorities assisted MRCC in logistics and coordination of the patient evacuation operation.Our sea rescue craft Caltex Challenger II was launched and we rendezvoused with the vessel off-shore of Huisklip, 10 nautical miles West of Oyster Bay.The patient, walking wounded, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and he was taken into the care of our NSRI medics onboard.A Private Care ambulance was arranged to stand-by at our NSRI sea rescue station in Oyster Bay.In a stable condition the patient was brought to our sea rescue station and he has been transported by Private Care ambulance to hospital for further care.The operation completed at 22h00.
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