INDIAN COAST GUARD RESCUES SEVERELY INJURED SRI LANKAN FISHERMAN

  • INDIAN COAST GUARD RESCUES SEVERELY INJURED SRI
    LANKAN FISHERMAN FROM SRILANKAN FISHING BOAT GEETH
    BABA III
    A request from Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Colombo
    was received on 27 Feb 18 at the Maritime Rescue Coordination
    Centre, Mumbai for assistance of an injured fisherman onboard
    Srilankan fishing vessel which was fishing at 100 Nautical Mile west of
    Suheli Par Island.
    The boat bearing registration number IMUL-A-0507-CHW had
    left Sri Lanka on 14 Feb 18 with 5 crew for carrying out fishing. One of
    the crew Shri Malwatta Pathirannehalage Sunil Shantha aged about
    47 years had suffered deep cut injury on his neck.
    Further, MRCC Colombo intimated that the patient is stable and
    fishing boat was heading towards Colombo , Further, evacuation of
    the patient is being planned by Sri Lankan Naval Ship on 28 Feb 18.
    On 01 Mar 18, at about 10 AM the Director General Operations
    of Sri Lanka Navy intimated that condition of the injured fisherman
    was not stable and the fishing boat was 98 Nautical Mile from
    Chenyakara light house.
    Indian Coast Guard Ship Samar which was on a separate
    operational mission in the Lakshadweep area and was approximately
    174 Nautical Mile away from the fishing vessel was diverted to reach
    the Sri Lankan fishing vessel at the earliest to render medical aid.
    Indian Coast Guard Ship Samar located the Sri Lankan fishing
    vessel at 9 PM on 01 Mar 18 and the medical team onboard Coast
    Guard ship administered necessary first aid to the injured fisherman.
    The injury was a 8 CM long and 1.5 CM deep cut at back of head.
  • Considering the critically of the injured fisherman, he was taken
    onboard Coast Guard ship Samar and stitching/ scalp suturing of the
    wound under local anesthesia was undertaken by the Medical Officer.
    The patient is presently stable and is under observation.
    ICGS Samar alongwith the patient is being taken to Kochi for
    further treatment. The ship is likely to reach Kochi by AM 03 Mar 18.
    MRCC, Colombo has been informed to take further necessary
    administrative arrangement

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